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Tenant Disputes

At PM Law solicitors in Sheffield we strive to offer clear legal advice and practical solutions to ensure you and your rights are properly protected;

Do you need advice on your legal rights as a tenant?

Landlord-tenant disputes are increasingly common and can become very emotional. If your landlord has not kept up his or her end of your rental agreement, you may be able to seek legal redress against them. Our specialist Landlord and Tenant team can offer advice to Tenants on their legal rights on issues relating to both residential and commercial leases. Including:

  • Assured shortholds and tenancies
  • Recovery of deposit
  • Enforcement of landlord obligations
  • Service Charge Issues
  • Issues arising from the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954
  • Sub-letting
  • Possession proceedings
  • Forfeiture

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We can help…

At PM Law solicitors in Sheffield we strive to offer clear legal advice and practical solutions to ensure you and your rights are properly are protected. Contact us today for an initial no obligation discussion on 0114 220 1795 or email disresenquiry@pm-law.co.uk.

Landlord Responsibilities

The landlord is responsible for the following;

– That the property is fit for habitation
– Repairs to the structure and exterior of the property, heating and water systems and sanitary wear
– Safety of gas and electrical appliances
– Fire safety of furniture and furnishings
– Maintenance of any common areas

The landlord therefore is entitled to reasonable access in order to carry out any maintenance and
repairs to the property.

Tenant Responsibilities

The tenant is responsible for the following;

– Paying bills, such as council tax and water and sewerage charges
– Paying rent
– To keep within the terms of the tenancy agreement
– To use the property in a responsible way
– To take proper care of the property
– Right to quiet enjoyment of the property

Top Tips for Tenants

1. Check the contents and condition of the property carefully before signing a Tenancy Agreement

2. Read the Tenancy Agreement carefully and take legal advice on any clauses you do not understand

3. Be aware that there is generally no ‘cooling off’ period once Tenancy Agreement is signed

4. Ensure that you receive all deposit scheme information from the landlord, if a deposit has been paid

5. Pay rent when due, in accordance with the Tenancy Agreement

6. When you leave the property, check the condition of the property with the landlord and/or agents

7. If you feel that the landlord has unreasonably deducted money from the deposit, utilise the arbitration service under the deposit scheme used by the landlord

8. If you receive a summons for possession from the Court, do not ignore it. Seek legal advice immediately

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