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

Ban on agent’s fees – Briefing Paper.

On 16 February 2017, the House of Commons Library published a briefing paper on the regulation in England of letting and managing agents. The complete report can be read here. The growth of the rental market and lack of housing stock has prompted the government to focus, amongst other issues, on letting and management agents’ […]


In Savills v Blacker and Sidemanor ltd the Court of Appeal held that an individual in control of the company and the company itself were both liable for the commission due on the sale of a property. The property was an estate comprising of a golf course and cottage. The company, Sidemanor Ltd., owned most […]

Credit Card payments

When tenant’s sign their tenancy agreement they are also asked to pay the first month’s rent and deposit at the same time. Some tenants will elect to make this payment by credit card despite any handling charges. We are then usually contacted when the credit card company has clawed back the money leaving the agent […]