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Solicitors in Essex, Colchester, Chelmsford, London – Fisher Jones Greenwood
Services for business

Our commercial solicitors are able to offer legal advice over a wide range of corporate and commercial areas and issues. From our network of offices across Essex and London we are able to help organisations of all sizes and industries; while always making sure we put the client first.

Landlord & Tenant

Landlord & Tenant Services

Fisher Jones Greenwood offers a wide range of Landlord & Tenant services ranging from Commercial Leasehold Rent Arrears recovery to Residential Landlord & Tenant. Our Solicitors are experienced in providing clear, common-sense advice to both Landlords and Tenants.

Landlords

A recent survey suggested that 81% of tenants who rent their property privately, were satisfied with their current landlord. There are a number of ways that Fisher Jones Greenwood can assist Landlords in assuring their tenant is part of this 81%.  Our Solicitors are able to offer a bespoke service for Landlords which covers advice and documentation from the moment your tenant enters the property, to the moment your tenant leaves.

Our Solicitors are experienced in drafting tenancy agreements tailored to your individual requirements. We are able to offer advice in relation to the various notices that should be served before and after a tenant enters into occupation. We are also able to offer assistance and advice in relation to the legal requirements of the tenancy deposit scheme and your ongoing responsibilities as Landlord during the tenancy.

As the above statistic suggests, there are a proportion of tenants who are not satisfied with their current Landlord. Our Solicitors are experienced in dispute resolution and are able to provide advice and representation in the County Court for residential possession proceedings. Whether you are looking to sell the property and need to obtain vacant possession, or the Tenant has failed to pay rent, our Solicitors are able to take swift action to avoid incurring unnecessary cost.

Tenants

Our Solicitors can provide assistance and advice in relation to possession proceedings brought by your Landlord. Your Landlord is obliged to provide you with the correct form of notice and comply with the correct notice period. We are experienced in representing tenants and protecting your legal rights where your Landlord has failed to do so.

We can provide advice and representation for housing disrepair claims and representation in relation to disputes about Tenants Deposits. We are also able to offer leaseholder advice on Service Charge, Management Disputes, Lease Extensions, and Enfranchisement.

If you wish to speak to one of our solicitors about Landlord & Tenant related issues, you can contact our team by telephone on 01245 890110 or by email to [email protected]. We are unable to offer legal aid for any of the above services.

Laura Frith of the FJG Dispute Resolution team runs a free Landlord & Tenant advice clinic every Wednesday morning from 10am until 1pm. In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, the service will be running virtually until further notice; appointments can be booked as a telephone call, or video call using one of the following platforms – FaceTime, Microsoft Teams, WhatsApp or Zoom. It is necessary to call or email ahead to arrange your appointment as this will help to assess if we can help you.

How it works

Laura will contact you at the pre-arranged time via telephone or video call, each appointment lasts 15 minutes and she will be able to answer any questions which you may have concerning your responsibilities as a landlord or your rights as a tenant. Your appointment will not provide you with in-depth specific legal advice on a matter, it can help give general advice and point you in the right direction.

We are happy to provide assistance to Landlords on matters concerning:

  • Entering into a tenancy agreement with a tenant and your responsibilities beyond this.
  • Tenant breaches of tenancy agreements.
  • Forfeiture of commercial leases

Similarly, Tenants can also receive advice on:

  • Repair obligations
  • Deposit protection concerns
  • Defending possession claims

The above examples are by no means exhaustive of the types of advice, we are able to give.

Simply contact us to book a free 15-minute appointment – call 01245 584518 or email [email protected].

Here at FJG, we have set up a Coronavirus Legal Advice hub with information on the legal issues that have arisen as a result of COVID-19.