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

GDPR – continued

In our previous post we mentioned that organisations needed to be fully aware of the lawful processing basis that they are relying on for each data processing activity. This post will address the main bases applicable to agents. There are 6 lawful bases for processing and no single basis is more important or better than […]

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – 25 May 2018

The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is coming into force on 25 May 2018. This means it will be in force in the UK despite Brexit and will apply to agents and landlords who handle client’s and tenant’s data. GDPR will effectively replace the Data Protection Act 1998 and it is vital that agents […]

Homeless Reduction Act

The Homelessness Reduction Act is now in force. Our previous post can be read here. The new legislation will require councils to intervene earlier to prevent homelessness. It is hoped that the Act will ‘eliminate rough sleeping within the next decade’ with local authorities taking ‘reasonable steps’ to prevent and relieve homelessness. What this means […]