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

Select Committee and Fee Ban

The Communities and Local Government Committee will scrutinise the Government’s Draft Tenant Fee Bill. The bill was published on 1 November 2017 and our previous post on the Bill can be read here. In summary, the Bill will prohibit all payments by tenants to lettings agents and landlords (with a few exceptions) and introduce both civil […]

Change to Accelerated Possession Court Form

Her Majesty’s Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS) has updated the N5B accelerated possession claim form. The N5B form is used by those seeking possession of a property let under an assured shorthold tenancy on the expiry of a Section 21 notice. The process is referred to as accelerated because the court usually makes an order […]

Gas Safe Register – Retender

The contract with the Gas Safe Register (GSR) ends in 2019. The GSR provides the list of gas engineers registered to work legally and safely. However, the current GSR 10-year contract expires on 31 March 2019. Parties that are interested in making a bid for the new contract may register their interest with the Health […]