Landlord and Tenant Disputes

As a landlord, any dispute that arises in relation to a commercial lease or residential tenancy agreement has the potential to affect the income you derive from a property, as well as the property itself and the investment you have made in it.

As a tenant, you may feel that a property fails to meet a satisfactory standard and as such you are not receiving value for money under a lease or tenancy agreement, or that your home or business is in jeopardy as a result of an ongoing and escalating dispute.

Both landlords and tenants are often both financially and emotionally invested in their commercial leases or residential tenancy agreements; this is often the reason why disputes between landlords and tenants escalate and subsequently deteriorate beyond reasonable dialogue.

Whether you are a landlord or tenant faced with a dispute in either a commercial or residential property context, our specialist Litigation and Dispute Resolution Solicitors are on hand to provide support and legal advice. We will explain how best to resolve your dispute, and the expected timescales and costs associated with the various dispute resolution options available to you. At Hunter & Robertson, we understand that tenant and landlord disputes can arise suddenly and unexpectedly; we provide prompt, clear and cost-effective advice with a view to resolving disputes as quickly as possible and avoiding further escalation and the consequences often associated with this.

At Hunter & Robertson, we have a dedicated team of specialist Litigation Solicitors who represent landlords and tenants in both residential and commercial lease disputes. We can advise on all aspects of landlord and tenant law, including the following list of recurrent dispute themes:

  • Service charge disputes
  • Breach of lease or tenancy agreement disputes
  • Lease renewal disputes
  • Rent payment, rent review or rent arrears disputes
  • Repairing obligations and disputes concerning claims of disrepair
  • Notice to quit disputes
  • Deposits and disputes concerning the withholding of deposits
  • Property possession disputes
  • Property maintenance or damage disputes
  • Cost of repair or cleaning disputes.

Our Dispute Resolution Services

The landlord and tenant relationship can be rewarding and satisfying for both parties involved and most frequently remains unproblematic for the duration of a lease agreement. However, when a disagreement arises, seeking professional legal advice at an early stage can prevent the erosion of an important relationship and mitigate the potentially confounding escalation of a problem or dispute.

At Hunter & Robertson, our experienced Dispute Resolution Solicitors advise both landlords and tenants on all disagreements and conflicts that arise under a lease or residential tenancy agreement. In our experience, court actions can be costly and protracted in terms of reaching a practical outcome; our solicitors seek to adopt alternative dispute resolution methods where possible to do so. Although certain issues are sometimes most appropriately addressed through the court, and in certain instances this is all but inevitable, we believe that many landlord and tenant disputes can be worked out through arbitration, negotiation and mediation. These alternative means of dispute resolution are less acrimonious and often result in a quicker and more cost-effective resolution that is both fair and reasonable.

When the professional relationship between a landlord and tenant begins to deteriorate, seeking legal advice early on can save time and money in the long term. Our wealth of experience makes us best placed to resolve any disagreements before matters escalate beyond repair. Our team is on hand to listen and offer a fresh perspective. At Hunter & Robertson, we offer a personable, pro-active, client-focused service. We have a long-standing reputation for providing bespoke legal advice and offering practical and effective alternatives to ligation and court action. We understand that the landlord-tenant relationship can, despite well-meaning intentions, become fractious and strained. We provide legal services that seek to strengthen, preserve and rebuild this relationship with a view to reaching the harmonious resolution of disputes. Whether you are a landlord in need of some advice or a tenant looking for guidance and support, get in touch with our expert lawyers who are on hand to help.

Contact our Dispute Resolution and Litigation Lawyers in Paisley, Scotland

We have an outstanding reputation for delivering a high quality and seamless service to our clients. When faced with a dispute in the context of a landlord and tenant relationship, contact our Dispute Resolution and Litigation team for expert legal advice. We will support you in developing a robust strategy moving toward resolution and represent your best interests either through mediation and negotiation, or through litigation and court action. 

We serve clients in Paisley, Linwood, Renfrew, Houston, Johnstone, Dalry, Bridge of Weir, Elderslie and the surrounding areas, please contact us on 0141 889 3196 or fill out our online enquiry form.

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