Residential Landlord & Tenant

Ensuring smooth-running tenancies

Our specialist legal advice for landlords protects you and your properties with proactive support throughout a tenancy.

The law governing relationships between landlords and tenants can be extremely complicated. Our team offer expert advice to avoid common problems as well as continuous support should a tenancy result in a dispute.


If you need legal advice on a property you let, call us on 01803 403403 or get in touch using our contact form.

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Our Landlord and Tenant team is led by Fiona Hannaford. Fiona’s experience in supporting landlords ranges from setting up tenancies through to representing clients through court action. The team work closely with Devon Landlords Association and we regularly hold workshops and deliver presentations to landlords so that they are kept up to date with any changes within the legal framework.

Key to your successful outcome is that we put you first. We really listen and understand what’s important to you.

We’re ready when you are.

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Whether you rent one property or have a portfolio of multiple properties, it’s important to seek early legal advice to ensure your tenancies run smoothly.

Our landlord and tenant lawyers provide legal advice to help you navigate the complicated law surrounding letting property. The current law is designed to offer protection to both landlords and tenants and has fixed processes in place for dealing with problems that may arise.

Landlords should seek legal advice at the earliest opportunity and avoid the ‘self-help’ approach which could result in financial penalties or criminal prosecution.

Our Landlord and Tenant lawyer offers a comprehensive service for residential landlords including, but not limited to;

  • Advising on your legal obligations when you first rent your property
  • Advising on your legal obligations when taking a deposit in relation to a property
  • Drafting and advising on tenancy agreements
  • Advising on disputes that may arise during the course of a tenancy
  • Service of notices on tenants to vacate your property
  • Obtaining possession orders from the Court on your behalf
  • Advising on areas of dispute once a tenant has vacated the property
  • Claims for rent arrears and damage to your property
  • Enforcement of Court orders

As the tenancy agreement forms the basis of the contractual relationship between a landlord and tenant, it is important that from the outset, the terms of the tenancy are well defined and agreed between the parties. A well drafted tenancy will prevent an array of problems from arising during the course of the tenancy, whereas a poorly drafted tenancy may result in litigation. An assured shorthold tenancy is the most common form of residential tenancy, but it is not suitable for all circumstances.

The likely cost of our advice will be given at the outset of the matter, and, in straightforward transactions, we offer a fixed fee service.

In addition to advising on tenancy agreements, we offer advice a comprehensive range of advice in respect of disputes arising out of long residential leases including breach of covenant and service charge disputes.

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Need help? Call us on 01803 403403 for a free, confidential discussion with one of our team or get in touch online.


Our reputation for trusted advice, legal expertise and supportive guidance brings clients back to us again and again.

  • divorce & family
  • wills trust & probate
  • property
  • disputes
  • personal injury

Call us on 01803 403403

We’re here to help with your personal legal issue, however sensitive.