Our expertise ranges from granting and assignments of commercial leases, advice on rent review and dilapidations, to repossession and tenancy deposit schemes.
Our Landlord and Tenant department are able to assist with all aspects of Landlord and Tenant law, including both contentious and non-contentious matters, such as;
- tenancy agreements (residential and commercial)
- possession proceedings (accelerated and standard), for residential properties in both England and Wales
- advice in relation to residential deposits and any associated claims
- encroachment/adverse possession
- forfeiture of commercial leases
- lease extensions
- collective enfranchisement matters.
We have six members of the team who may work on your matter including the appropriate Director.
Philip Evans will supervise all work as Director and Head of Landlord & Tenant.
Hedydd Davies – Director. Hedydd started work with us in 2013 and qualified in January 2017 after gaining experience in property and company departments. Hedydd deals with leasehold enfranchisement and right to manage claims. Hedydd is a fluent Welsh speaker.
Michael Spees – Associate Chartered Legal Executive. Michael joined the firm in 2020. He deals with Landlord and Tenant disputes including residential and commercial possession proceedings, as well as tenancy deposit disputes and matters relating to encroachment and adverse possession.
Dafydd Parsons – Solicitor. Dafydd joined the firm in 2020 and having completed his training contract, continues to undertake work in the litigation department. Dafydd is a fluent welsh speaker.
Adam Edwards – Solicitor. Adam joined the firm in 2020 and qualified as a solicitor in September 2023, having completed his Solicitors Qualifying Exams.
Gruffydd Evans – Paralegal. Gruffydd joined the firm in 2023 and provides support and assistance to the growing litigation team.
Residential Landlord and Tenant
We specialise in residential possession proceedings throughout England and Wales, where both the law and procedure differs.
From 1 December 2022, the Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016 will be in force, impacting upon assured shorthold tenancies in various ways, but importantly in relation to the form of the tenancy agreements, which will become ‘occupational contracts’, a landlord’s obligations and the notice periods for non-fault eviction notices. Whilst the transition period will be difficult and for many daunting, we will be able to provide advice and guidance, and where necessary, represent you in the event of any dispute or need for court proceedings.
Should a landlord seek to recover possession of their property, where a fault (section 8) or non-fault (section 21) was issued prior to 1 December 2022, we offer a competitive fixed fee rate, for standard or accelerated possession proceedings.
We are in the process of setting up a similar fixed fee structure for possession proceedings that will rely on the new fault (section 181) or non-fault (section 173) eviction notices issued on or after 1 December 2022.