Property disputes When it comes to property matters, things don’t always go according to plan. When complications arise, it is essential you work with a legal team that can react quickly, adapt your changing needs and give clear, tactical advice. For expert legal advice for your business call our property litigation solicitors at Taylor&Emmet on 0114 218 4066 or contact us online. If a property dispute is inevitable, the property litigation team at Taylor&Emmet will work hard to resolve your dispute as quickly and as cost effectively as possible. We do this using negotiation, arbitration and mediation, but if necessary we will use court action and we have a hard fought reputation for being tough and assertive. COMMERCIAL PROPERTY But, like you, we would rather property disputes didn’t happen. We offer early advice and assistance, so problems can be avoided or resolved before they develop into formal action. Our property litigation unit represents a diverse range of commercial and individual clients operating in a variety of industries. Particular emphasis is placed on property investors, retail and restaurants, real estate, financial institutions, regeneration bodies and housing associations. We undertake all types of property work including: Creditor support Consent to assignments, underlettings, change of use Dilapidations and improvements Distress and notices under section 6 of the Law of Distress Amendment Act 1908 Enforcing covenants Forfeiture Insolvency related landlord and tenant matters Negligence of property professional Rent reviews Renewal of business leases Service charge disputes RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Our property litigation unit represents a diverse range of commercial and individual clients operating in a variety of industries. Particular emphasis is placed on property investors, retail and restaurants, real estate, financial institutions, regeneration bodies and housing associations. General property management queries Disrepair Rent arrears Service of notice under the Housing Act 1985 and 1988 Proceedings for possession, demotion of tenancy and anti-social behaviour injunctions Enfranchisement under the Leasehold Reform Act 1967 Security of tenure issues (including those relating to the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 Part 1 and Rent Act 1977) Issues/disputes arising out of service occupancies Adverse possession/squatters Enforcement of covenants and easements Boundary disputes Land Registry procedures and Lands Tribunal matters See residential property litigation TENANT EVICTIONS When you have a difficult tenant, you need a legal expert to take the stress out of eviction and/or rent arrears recovery. Our approach is a clear three step process charged at a fixed rate, so you can expect an efficient service without the fear of amounting a huge bill along the way STEP 1 - Eviction notice £150 plus VAT First, we will read all the documents that you have in relation to the tenancy so we fully understand the situation, ensuring we serve the right sort of notice. A service of notice informs your tenant that you want to evict them and/or that you are taking legal action to recover any rent owed to you. STEP 2 - Possession proceedings £600 plus VAT If the eviction notice doesn’t work and your tenant is still occupying your property and/or owes you rent, it is time to begin court proceedings. This can be a daunting prospect, so we will do all of the necessary preparation to get the court order, we will pay the court fee and if necessary, we will represent you in court... STEP 3 - Evicting your tenant £160 plus VAT If the tenant still refuses to leave your property after they receive a court order, your next legal option is to use a court bailiff to evict them. We can arrange this and payment on your behalf and we will let you know what eviction date has been set, and advise you on. TRACE THE DEBTOR £100 plus VAT We will pursue your tenant for rent arrears on a fixed fee basis. Consider at the outset what you know about the tenant. Are they worth chasing? For example, if the tenant is claiming benefits or is a student it may not be proportionate to spend money pursuing the debt.