Whether you are entering a new lease, or need advice on an existing arrangement, we can help. We can advise you on all aspects of your tenancy, including your rights, and can assist you with terminating your lease or even if you are facing eviction.
As a tenant, you have certain rights and responsibilities which are set out in your Lease. Generally, as a tenant you are obligated to pay the rent in full and on time, make sure no damage is caused to the property or its contents, consult your landlord about making any alterations to the property, provide the landlord with access to the property for the purpose of inspection, or to carry out repairs, and give the agreed amount of notice to your landlord if you wish to terminate the agreement and leave the property.
In return, you are entitled to reside in a property that is in adequate condition for rental purposes, have peaceable and quiet enjoyment of the property, free from demands for access without prior notification, and to live in safe accommodation, with all equipment, gas and electrical systems meeting the required safety standards.
If you breach the terms of your Lease, your Landlord may have the right to evict you from the property. Landlords are able to evict a tenant only for specific reasons. However, even if the eviction is for a valid reason, they must conduct the eviction in a lawful way. If a landlord wishes to evict a tenant, they must issue a notice to evict that informs the tenant of the legitimate reason for their eviction. If the tenant does not vacate the premises, the landlord is not allowed to forcibly remove them. It is illegal for a landlord to remove their possessions, or to harass them. They must obtain a possession order from the court and court bailiffs will then evict the tenants.
Legal advice for tenants is important if you are in dispute with your landlord.