Landlord Legal Services
The Experts You Can Trust
Whatever the size of your property portfolio, all landlords need legal advice at some stage. Here at Burd Ward we have a dedicated team of experts who specialise in representing residential landlords and provide cost effective advice on all areas of Landlord and Tenant Law.
From the drafting of a Tenancy Agreement to advice in relation to housing disrepair; assisting in the eviction of a tenant and recovering rent arrears our service covers all issues and aims to prevent problems before they arise. If problems do arise, our experts can offer a range of solutions to solve the problem as quickly and cost effectively as possible.
What can we help with?
Drafting Tenancy Agreements
We can draft any type of Tenancy Agreement, ranging from a relatively straightforward ‘Assured Shorthold Tenancy’ to a more complex ‘Assured Tenancy’ or ‘Secure Tenancy’ agreement.
Disputes over repairs
We can advise and assist you in defending any dispute relating to the condition or repair of your properties. We always aim for a positive outcome and for the matter to be resolved as quickly as possible.
Anti‐social and/or criminal behaviour is a discretionary ground for possession. This may mean that even if your tenant is causing you a great deal of problems it may simply be better to seek possession using the Section 21 procedure.
It is very important that if any deposit is taken from your tenant then it must be protected in a Government recognised tenancy deposit protection scheme.
We can professionally draft your Assured Shorthold Tenancy agreement for £250.00 plus VAT.
Reclaiming possession of your property
We are able to provide complete advice and assistance to landlords in relation to gaining possession of your property. From issuing initial warning letters, through to advanced legal proceedings and up to and including drafting eviction warrants and instructing a bailiff.
If your tenant remains in the property after the possession order has expired then you are entitled to apply to the court for a Warrant of Possession of the property, meaning that a bailiff will attend to evict them.
Fixed Fee Peace of Mind
At Burd Ward we are able to offer a competitive fixed fee service to our Landlord Clients to assist with any of their properties let to Tenants under Assured Shorthold Tenancies. We are experts in the area of Landlord and Tenant law and can offer assistance on a fixed fee basis for recovering possession of properties and letters threatening the issue of court proceedings. In addition to the our guaranteed fixed fees we are also able to offer a fixed price Assured Shorthold Tenancy drafting service for £250.00 plus VAT, and a 10% discount off our own conveyancing profit costs.
We are also able to offer advice and assistance on a non‐fixed fee basis for disrepair claims brought by tenants, antisocial behaviour, property damage caused by tenants, suing guarantors, dealing with Landlord’s mortgage arrears and mortgage possession proceedings, and keeping our Landlord Clients updated as to the latest developments in Landlord and Tenant law.
|SERVICE OF NOTICE SEEKING POSSESSION/NOTICE TO QUIT||£125.00 PLUS VAT|
|ISSUE OF COURT PROCEEDINGS AND FIRST COURT HEARING:
*In claims for possession where a s8 Notice Seeking Possession has been served relating to rent arrears only and the court proceedings relate to this Notice then the claim can be issued online.
In claims for possession relating to other breaches of tenancy, or following a s21 Notice Seeking Possession the claim cannot be issued online.
|£500.00 PLUS VAT
£325.00 COURT FEE IF CLAIM CAN BE ISSUED ONLINE
£355.00 COURT FEE IF CLAIM CANNOT BE ISSUED ONLINE *
|BAILIFF/EVICTION||£120.00 PLUS VAT
£121.00 COURT FEE