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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

Club or agent?

Islington Borough Council has successfully prosecuted a director of a company for trying to  pass a letting agency off as a membership club to avoid the relevant legislation. The London based company is said to have pressured tenants to sign a contract without inspecting the terms or the accommodation, charged them a non-refundable ‘joining fee’ […]

Reminder – How to Rent Guide

Last week we posted on the changes made to the How to Rent Guide by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG). The Guide was substantially updated on 31 May 2019 to reflect the changes introduced by the Tenant Fees Act. However, since then there have been a further 2 minor changes which […]

Tenant Fees – Wales update

The Welsh government has announced new guidance for tenants, landlords and letting agents in respect of tenants’ fees. The guidance for tenants and the guidance for landlords and lettings agents are 2 separate documents with the latter being a lot more detailed. In summary the guidance documents set out: If the tenancy agreement is signed […]

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