Buying or selling a property is often the most significant transaction that anyone will enter into. The residential conveyancing solicitors at Montecristo LLP appreciate that this process can be a stressful one. As such, we aim to provide our clients with a service that is both efficient and responsive, offering comprehensive legal support from the earliest stage of your transaction all the way to its conclusion.

Whether you are letting your house or flat as an investment or as a result of working away, make sure your property is adequately protected. Our lawyers can advise on, and draft leases to deal with potential problems including non-payment of rent, damage to your property or tenants refusing to leave at the end of a tenancy. Should disputes arise, we have strong litigation and debt collection teams to help you.

Our solicitors offer clear legal advice and practical solutions on matters including:

• Enforcement of covenants
• Forfeiture
• Issuing proceedings for the possession of premises
• Landlord and Tenant Act 1954
• Landlord’s consent
• Lease negotiation
• Lease renewal
• Leasehold enfranchisements
• Removal of unauthorised occupants
• Rent reviews/rent arrears
• Schedules of dilapidations

Our team of landlord and tenant solicitors can provide advice for landlords who wish to remove tenants from their property as quickly and straightforwardly as possible, for example following breaches of a tenancy agreement. Your lawyer will inspect the agreement to establish what type of tenancy your tenant holds, the appropriate notice period as well as support in drafting a notice and arranging for this to be served. If your tenant is not willing to leave the property, we can support you in claiming possession and the obtaining of a court order to ensure that tenants are lawfully removed.

In cases where rent arrears have accrued, our landlord and tenant team can support you in applying for possession on the grounds of a breach of tenancy. We will ask the court to make an order returning the property to you, as well as requesting that you be awarded sums for the outstanding arrears.

The landlord and tenant lawyers at Montecristo LLP can provide legal support from the earliest stage and throughout. From drafting tenancy agreements to advising on the legal requirements for rent deposit schemes, our team of expert landlord and tenant solicitors can provide a comprehensive service to ensure that no problems arise further down the line.

Yes, our landlord and tenant solicitors service both residential and commercial clients. We offer support in agreeing heads of terms to establish and deliver meaningful commercial agreements, granting and surrendering leases, underleases and licenses. We regularly take instruction from commercial clients both small and large, working closely with you to understand your business and your commercial objectives. Our extensive experience in dispute resolution means that we can effectively alleviate the anxiety and frustration that can arise when things go wrong between commercial landlords and tenants. Whatever sector you are operating in, Montecristo LLP’s landlord and tenant lawyers offer a bespoke service tailored to your business’s needs.