If you believe your landlord has failed to meet the terms of your lease agreement, a legal service provider is well placed to begin legal proceedings on your behalf. Here is some basic advice and guidance to inform your choice of legal expert.
The most common disputes involve the payment of rent, carrying out repair work and tenancy deposits. It is important to take advice from a legal expert at the earliest opportunity on the best options available to you in resolving your dispute.
The obligations are usually set out in a tenancy agreement or lease. The tenant’s main obligations are to pay rent and to keep the property in a good condition. The landlord’s main obligations are to protect the tenant’s deposit and to make sure the property is in a safe condition.
A mediator is a trained professional who works with each party in attempt to reach a positive solution. The advantages of mediation are that it helps to avoid the cost and stress of court proceedings and allows the parties to keep the terms of the agreement under their control rather than leaving this in the hands of a judge.
If mediation is not successful, it is likely that one party will have to issue court proceedings to resolve the dispute. A legal service provider is well placed to offer expert advice on the process and can represent you at court if this becomes necessary.
It is worth considering a number of factors when choosing a legal service provider to handle a dispute with a landlord. You may wish to consider the location, reputation and cost of a firm before making your decision.
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Tenancy Disputes (for Tenant)