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

Oxford Seminar 10th November

Our next Seminar will take place on Thursday 10th November 2016 at Holiday Inn Peartree Roundabout, Woodstock Rd, Oxford OX2 8JD. The event will start with registration and lunch from 1pm and run from 2pm to 5:00pm. Topics to be covered include the following: • Right to Rent and Immigration Act 2016; • Deregulation Act […]

Back to Basics – Option to renew and option to determine

In 1924 the High Court held that an option to renew had to give way to an break clause which contain an option to determine a tenancy. This case appears to reflect the current state of the law. Case In Stewart v Massett, a lease was granted for a term of 21 years from 25 […]

Back to Basics: Registering deposits

Tenancy Deposit Schemes There are three deposit protection schemes in England and Wales. All three of them offer both a custodial and an insured scheme: • Deposit Protection Service (‘TDS’); • Tenancy Deposit Scheme (‘DPS’); and • MyDeposits. How long to protect Deposits must be protected within 30 days of receipt from the tenant on […]