Whether you are a landlord or a tenant, you may need help with sorting out a lease dispute. We recommend taking early legal advice before the dispute escalates.
Our team of experienced solicitors will reach straight to the heart of the conflict, providing you with expert guidance on your rights and responsibilities outlined in the lease. We are dedicated to finding the best path to efficiently resolve any lease dispute.
Types of Lease Disputes
Our expert solicitors represent landlords or tenants in lease disputes over:
- Residential tenancies
- The terms of a tenancy agreement
- Breaches of the lease
- The enforceability of the lease
- Landlord obligations
- Tenant obligations
- Deposits - including placement in a deposit scheme, return and retention
- Disputed landlord entry
- Leases of homes in multiple occupation and breaches of HMO regulations
- Rent arrears
- Rent review clauses and rent increases
- The repairing standard and property maintenance
- Ending a tenancy and wrongful tenancy termination
- Eviction and possession
Whatever the nature of your lease dispute, our team understand that disputes cost a landlord time and money and are a hassle that a tenant does not need. That’s why we focus not just on the law, but on providing you with the best pathway forward to bring the lease dispute to an end.
Get in touch with us and we’ll provide you with the professional advice and support you need to understand your lease dispute resolution options.
Resolving Lease Disputes in Scotland
Our lease dispute lawyers can help you whether you are:
- A landlord with a property portfolio
- A residential landlord renting out their own home
- A landlord with a house in multiple occupation
- A tenant of residential property
In most scenarios, we can resolve lease disputes through solicitor negotiation, or by assisting you through mediation or arbitration. With our commercially driven pragmatic legal advice, our focus is on resolution from the beginning.
Our solicitors will not recommend Tribunal proceedings unless they are your best option to sort out your lease dispute.
Negotiating Lease Disputes
We have a great track record in successfully negotiating disputes. The sooner you contact us, the easier it is for our team to help, because long-running disputes can result in positions getting entrenched and then neither party wants to compromise.
We will analyse the dispute and let you know the prospects of successful Tribunal proceedings and the pros and cons of an application. While we have significant experience in representing clients at Tribunal hearings, making an application may not be in your best interests. We will therefore advise you on the best way forward.
There are other alternative options for resolving a dispute, including:
- Solicitor negotiation
Often these options are quicker and cheaper, but in some cases, a Tribunal application or an appeal is your only route to a successful resolution of a lease dispute.
Tribunal Proceedings and Lease Disputes
Sometimes there is a principle at stake, or it makes commercial sense to not back down in a lease dispute. Our team can represent your interests in First-tier Tribunal (Housing and Property Chamber) proceedings.
We will identify the evidence needed to build your case, advise you on the Tribunal procedure and represent you at the Tribunal hearings.
Appealing a Tribunal Decision in a Lease Dispute
If necessary, we can advise you on your appeal options. We have substantial experience in representing landlords and tenants in disputes where you have either represented yourself at the First-tier Tribunal hearing or used a non-specialist solicitor.
We can review your case and advise you on whether you have grounds to appeal the First-tier Tribunal decision and the costs and timescale to do so.
Appealing against a First-tier Tribunal decision requires specialist legal advice, as there are strict grounds for appeal and time limits. For example, you can only appeal against a First-tier Tribunal decision to the Upper Tribunal if the original decision contained an error in law or incorrectly applied the law to the facts of the dispute.
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