Understanding residential leases and your rights as a landlord or tenant

The residential property lawyers at Abacus can offer professional advice and support, as well as supplying legal representation for both residents and landlords when it comes to your residential lease.

Whether you have fallen into the misfortune of a dispute concerning your residential lease, or are looking to draw up a legal tenancy agreement, we will be able to sit down with you and listen to the ins and outs of your situation. We can then offer advice on what actions you can and should take.

Tenants and landlords are urged to sign a tenancy agreement of the property at the beginning of their relationship, to protect their legal rights should any disputes arise. The tenancy agreement is fundamentally the most important document for both tenant and landlord when it comes to legal matters.

What should my tenancy agreement consist of?

A tenancy agreement is an agreement between two parties; the landlord and the tenant of a rental property. It is in the best interests of all parties to ensure that a tenancy agreement is drawn up and signed. This agreement should discuss all matters for the property including receiving payment for the property, deposits and the length of duration.

How can Abacus help me?

You can count on our experienced team to deal with any Landlord and Tenant matters, to ensure that your relationship runs smoothly from day one, including:

Our services guarantee to provide you with the best advice possible to ensure you solve any concerns, disputes or general wonderings that arise, during your time either as a tenant or a landlord.     

If you’re thinking about becoming a landlord, take a look at our guide to ensuring a smooth process when leasing a property. Or to discuss your needs with a specialist, please contact our Property team on property@abacus-law.co.uk or on 0161 833 0044 or by completing the online enquiry section above.