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Since the 6th April 2007 landlords who take tenancy deposits in relation to an Assured Shorthold Tenancy ("AST") have to protect them in one of the Government approved schemes and must provide the tenant with 'Prescribed Information' about the deposit scheme.
Landlords must ensure that the prescribed information is fully completed and that the requirements of the deposit protection scheme have been complied with.
Landlords must comply with these requirements within 30 days of receiving the deposit.
Landlords should be aware that failing to comply with deposit protection rules can have serious consequences:
If you are a tenant and have not had your deposit either protected or returned, we may be able assist you in recovering the deposit and claiming compensation on your behalf.
At Forbes solicitors, we are aware of the trials and tribulations that may come with being a tenant to an unfair landlord, which is why we are here to support any tenants that may be looking to make a claim. As tenancy dispute solicitors, we will ensure that should you have the correct grounds on which to make a claim, it is done so in a professional manner and that you receive the compensation that you deserve. Here are some commonly asked questions that may provide a bit more information about how Forbes Solicitors can help you as a tenant.
At Forbes, we have experience dealing with a number of tenancy issues and disputes and always do so with the utmost professionalism. If you are a tenant that is experiencing dispute with your landlord, the issues that arise can take your home from a place of sanctuary to a place of unease and anxiety - especially if you are not at fault. It is the responsibility of a landlord to ensure that the property they are renting to their tenants is in good condition and adheres to all heath and safety guidelines. They are responsible for dealing with any repairs should there be a need for them, and these should be carried out within a specific time frame. At the same time, the tenant is expected to pay rent to the landlord on time and look after the property.
Unfortunately, it is not always this straightforward and there are times where a tenancy solicitor is needed to ensure that each party is rewarded with exactly what they deserve. We have had years of experience in dealing with issues from both landlords and tenants and pride ourselves on being able to produce a solicitor approved tenancy agreement which clearly outlines exactly what is expected from both parties, to prevent any issues occurring further down the line. However, unfortunately, issues do still come into play. If you are a tenant or a landlord and find that the other party is not adhering to the agreements in the solicitor approved tenancy agreement, then please do not hesitate to get in touch with Forbes solicitors where our professional team can help you towards justice.
We believe that by providing a solicitor approved tenancy agreement early on in the rental process, we can endeavour to prevent any issues occurring further down the line. Our agreements are clear and concise and we think every agreement through carefully to ensure that everything is understood fully by both parties. If you are a landlord that is about to take on tenants, it is advised you seek the help of Forbes Solicitors who can draft a professional agreement for you. Simply get in touch with our professional team to discuss your situation and we can take it from there. Being a landlord is a fantastic source of income and can be greatly rewarding - just make sure that you are prepared in the best possible way.
We understand how devastating housing and tenancy issues can be for a landlord and during such a distressing time, we want to help. Common problems that landlords can have with tenants include damages to the property, rent arrears, noise complaints, disputes with the neighbours and a refusal to vacate the property once the tenancy has ended. All of these issues can be stressful for an owner of a property, but at Forbes, we're here to ensure that the right solution is found.
As solicitors dealing with tenancy issues for a number of years, we know the best practice when it comes to dealing with troublesome tenants and ensure that all of our clients adhere to the law, whilst also achieving the outcome they deserve. If you would like to evict a tenant from the property, for example, this must be done properly to avoid yourself becoming criminalised in the process.
If you would like to discuss your case with a professional, you can call Forbes today. A professional member of our tenancy team will listen to your individual case and provide sound, pragmatic advice on how to take it forward.
Our solicitor fees for tenancy agreements vary from case to case but please be assured that we operate on a no win no fee basis and endeavour to get the very best results for each and every one of our clients.