BHT for Tenants
Whenever securing new accommodation or navigating the "minefield" of negotiations in a rent review or lease renewal, it is essential for tenants to take professional advice. No two leases are the same and there are often clauses that can catch tenants out. Perhaps, for example, in respect of an option to break the lease. If your landlord has instigated a rent review, time might be of the essence when serving a counter notice.
Robin Hanson has been based in Leeds for in excess of 35 years, advising tenants in all sectors of the market in both good and bad economic times. When the market is on the up, it is essential that rent increases are kept to a minimum; when the market is falling, you should look to secure the benefit of any reduction in rental value that can be achieved. BHT can provide substantial help in ensuring that your property contracts are optimised.
Even if there is no rent review or lease renewal pending, landlords can be approached to negotiate a reduction in rental for a period, perhaps to see a tenant through difficult trading times and ensure the landlord continues to have an occupied property, yielding a rent and avoiding potential ongoing vacant property costs.
We have an in-depth knowledge of the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954, which is still the major Act of Parliament to be considered when acting for Landlord and/or Tenant.
Please contact Robin Hanson to discuss any aspect of Landlord and Tenant relationships without obligation on either side.