landlord and tenancy services property litigation

Welcome to PainSmith Solicitors. We are a specialist property law firm with a wealth of expertise in dealing with this complex area of law. Whether you are a property owner; letting, managing, or estate agent; surveyor; landlord; or tenant involved with commercial or residential property we have the skills and experience to bring or defend a range of claims.

We also provide these services

  • Draft bespoke terms of business

  • Telephone helpline subscription service to agents

  • Template documents for purchase from our online shop

  • Training to landlords and agents

Recent Blog Entries

Council Tax liability when the Tenant has gone AWOL

In Leeds County Council and Broadley the Court of Appeal held that a tenant who had abandoned a property without proper notice was “the owner” of the dwelling within s.6 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992 (“the 1992 Act”) and therefore liable for Council Tax. The tenancy was a periodic tenancy and the council […]

Completing a Section 8 Notice

Over the Christmas period we received a few calls about how to complete a Section 8 and 21 notice and how to gain possession once the notice has expired. Consequently, we will write 3 blog posts on: how to complete a section 8; how to complete a section 21; and how to gain possession on […]

The Role of an Agent

With the raft of new responsibilities for Landlords set out in legislation such as the Immigration Act 2016 and the impending legislation under the Housing and Planning Act 2016, there has never been more for a Landlord to do in letting their property. There are many Landlords that have other jobs that take up the […]