Landlord Services and Disputes

Managing residential property matters as a landlord can be demanding work, and it is good to be aware of legislation which protects your investments, especially if you end up in a dispute with a tenant.

Disagreements between landlords and tenants can often be difficult and challenging to resolve, and it’s often enormously valuable to have the advice and guidance from a solicitor who specialises in this area.

We understand that maintaining good relationships with tenants is important to you, and if you are in a dispute with a tenant you will want a cost-effective solution that resolves the matter quickly and efficiently.

Whether a tenant has breached their obligations, owes you rent, has sub-let part of the property unlawfully or you’re looking to recover possession of the property, our Dispute Resolution team have the knowledge and experience to assist you.

Why use Rotheras for Landlord Services?

We can advise private landlords, social housing landlords, portfolio investors, agents and property managers.

We can advise landlords in relation to both residential and commercial properties, and regardless of the size of your property portfolio.

We have strong links with EMPO (East Midlands Property Owners) including offering free legal advice to landlords through their landlord surgeries.

We work with you to understand your business and relationship with tenants so we can spot problems in advance and help to minimise risk.

We will discuss your concerns with you and come up with the best course of action based on the context of the matter, whether that’s roundtable negotiations, formal mediation or court proceedings.

Our legal professionals have an in-depth knowledge of the laws which govern and regulate landlord and tenant relations.

We can help you with:

  • Tenancy deposit disputes
  • Breach of covenant
  • Lease renewal disputes
  • Recovering rent arrears or damages after a tenant has left the property
  • Defending disrepair/dilapidation claims
  • Advice on rent increases/rent review disputes
  • Recovery of rent and service charges
  • Evicting tenants and regaining possession of property
  • Preparing and serving notices for possession
  • Recovery of possession
  • Court action including accelerated claims for possession, rent areas, breaches and evictions
  • Landlord debt advisory
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Posted January 27, 2020

This was my first experience using a solicitor, something I felt quite daunted about. Rothera Sharp (Greg and Petra) put me at ease and were very helpful.

Mollie Fish

Posted January 27, 2020

Last year I experienced a car accident, as a front seat passenger. I put forward a personal injury claim with Rothera Sharp. From start to finish, my claim has been dealt with efficiently and professionally, and I have always felt my best interests were considered. All communications were made via letter or email to inform me of all further updates. My claim has now come to an end and I am very happy with the overall outcome. I would recommend Rothera Sharp for their service.

Samya Green

Posted February 4, 2020

We cannot recommend Chris Powell of Rothera Sharp more highly. Mr Powell demonstrated the upmost professionalism with a high level of knowledge of the area for which he was representing us. Anyone needing representation/advice regarding the area of haulage will find that Chris Powell and Rothera Sharp are the best choice.

Karen Walker

Posted February 4, 2020

Claim dealt with efficiently and to a satisfactory conclusion. Wayne Vickers visited me at home initially and explained everything thoroughly. Professional service throughout. Recommended

Clare Stevens

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Richard Bates

Partner

Richard Bates leads the litigation and dispute resolution team at Rotheras. Richard is a litigation specialist and can provide a wide range of services to both commercial and private clients.

Terhi Sygrove

Recoveries Manager

Terhi Sygrove is a debt recovery specialist and head of the debt recovery department at Nottingham-based law firm Rotheras Solicitors.

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