Residential Leases

Please note, as of 1 December 2017 the Private Housing (Tenancies) Scotland Act 2016 is in full effect. This Act introduces significant changes to the private leasing sector in Scotland. We will provide guidance on the changes very soon.

Leasing property can be personally and financially satisfying for both landlord and tenant. The relationship between landlords and tenants can remain amicable and unproblematic for the duration of a lease agreement. However, when things go wrong, seeking professional legal advice at an early stage can prevent the deterioration of an important relationship and mitigate the escalation of a problem.

Residential Leasing Advice in Paisley, Scotland

At Hunter & Robertson Solicitors, our experienced Residential Leasing Solicitors advise both landlords and tenants on all property law matters. Our solicitors are skilled at dealing with both contentious and non-contentious aspects of landlord and tenant law and can advise on a wide variety of matters, including:

  • Access rights and occupier liability
  • Arrears and debt management
  • Assignments and termination of leases
  • Court actions and litigation
  • Enforcement and variation of lease provisions
  • HMO licence applications
  • Interpretation of lease agreements, including rent review and service provision clauses
  • Lease renewal
  • Mediation and dispute resolution
  • Private Residential Tenancies (PRTs) created by the Private Housing (Tenancies) Scotland Act 2016
  • Repairs, and health and safety matters
  • Residential tenancy agreements
  • Unlawful evictions

We provide uncomplicated and precise advice on how best to resolve a dispute or difference of opinion, or mitigate a disagreement arising in the first instance by drafting a robust tenancy agreement as a durable foundation of a professional relationship.

The Residential Leasing Solicitors at Hunter & Robertson can guide you through the correct procedures and offer advice on important ancillary tenancy matters. As we advise and represent both landlord and tenants, we understand the challenges that most commonly arise in the context of residential leasing and the rights and duties held by each party to the agreement. We are best placed to represent your interests and bring to your attention possible points of discrepancy or dispute. 

The relationships between landlord and tenant

The tenancy agreement is the foundation of the relationship between tenant and landlord. This agreement serves to identify the individuals or entities party to the residential lease and provide each with a set of rights and duties. In signing a lease, both landlord and tenant are required to respect and comply with the terms established in the agreement for the duration of the tenancy.

Our expert Residential Leasing Solicitors can draft a residential lease specific to your requirements or review an agreement and advise you of any potential inconsistencies or irregularities that may leave you open to vulnerability or potential conflicts. Our team can assist you in the negotiation of terms and represent your best interests to ensure a fair and equitable apportionment of rights and duties in a residential lease agreement.

We have an outstanding reputation for delivering a high-quality and seamless property law service to our clients, even in the most challenging and difficult of circumstances. Our team will place your interests at the heart of every decision and offer consistently reliable and practicable advice with a view to ensuing a comprehensive and fair residential lease, representing the cornerstone of your landlord-tenant relationship. 

Dispute resolution

Court actions can be expensive and protracted; our solicitors seek to rely on alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods, such as mediation and arbitration, where possible to pursue an amicable resolution. Although certain issues are most appropriately addressed through the courts, and in certain instances this is all but inevitable, we nevertheless believe that many landlord and tenant law disputes can be worked out through an appropriate form of ADR.

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 of expert solicitors are on hand to listen and offer a fresh perspective.

Contact our Residential Lease Solicitors in Paisley, Scotland

We are a team of personable and pro-active solicitors with a long standing reputation for providing bespoke legal advice and offering practical and effective alternatives to litigation and court action in landlord and tenant disputes. If you are a landlord or tenant in need of advice, get in touch with our expert team who are on hand to help. Contact us on 0141 889 3196 or complete our online contact form and we will get back to you shortly.

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