Since 1997 lettings to new tenants will generally be Assured Shorthold Tenancies. There is now no minimum period of letting (it used to be six months) but the court will not make an order for possession within six months from the start of the tenancy, unless you can show breaches of the tenancy agreement, such as non-payment of rent.
We can advise you on the most appropriate tenancy agreement for your circumstances and prepare the documentation but you may need a letting agent to advise you on the market rent. A number of agents also offer a management service to collect rents, arrange for maintenance and repairs and deal with tenants' complaints.
If you have a problem with your tenant our Landlord and Tenant Disputes team can advise you on the options and procedures available to you; these may range from a firm letter to the tenant, recovery of rent arrears or notice to quit and ultimately proceedings for recovery of possession. We can also tell you what action the law says you may NOT take against a problem tenant.
If you are experiencing problems with your Landlord or Letting Agent, we can offer advice on the options and rememdies available to you. For more information contact our Landord and Tenant Disputes team.
Furley Page Landlord and Tenant Disputes team is recommended by The Legal 500 for Property Litigation.