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

Newham Council extends additional licensing area.

On June 15th, Newham council extended its additional licensing area. The council exercised its power under section 56 of the Housing Act 2006 which applies to all private rented and occupied Houses in Multiple Occupation. The extended designation will be in force for 5 years commencing in January 2018. A map of the designated area […]

New register of overseas ownership of UK property

Earlier this year the Government issued a series of proposals around beneficial ownership. This is partly motivated by changes to money laundering regulations due to the passing of the EU Fourth Money Laundering Directive as well as efforts to improve the transparency of ownership of companies and property. The proposals follow on from last year’s […]

Newham Council and the ‘Rogue Agent.’

Newham council has approved plans to rate all of the borough’s letting agents from zero to five stars (where five is the best), and then publish the list in full on the council’s website so that it is available to the public. The council suggests that the list will provide potential tenants and landlords with […]

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