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

Tower Hamlets

It has been reported that Tower Hamlets (TH) council will be asking housing secretary Sajid Javid to exempt parts of the borough from rules enabling people to let their homes out for short term holiday lets like those found on Airbnb without permission. Landlords renting out their properties in the borough for an aggregate of […]

Gas safety and the Section 21 debate

In Caridon Property v Monty Shooltza County Court appeal judge has dismissed a landlord’s claim for possession on the expiry of a Section 21 notice. The landlord’s claim failed because the tenant was not given a gas safety certificate before the commencement of a post 1 October 2015 tenancy pursuant to Regulation 2 of the […]

Correcting tenancy deposit mistakes

Since the introduction of the Deregulation Act 2015 the process of registering and returning a tenancy deposit has been made simpler for most landlords. There are still some situations though where it is very complex and the Deregulation Act changes have actually made that worse. In general, deposits should be protected within 30 days of […]