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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.

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  • Training to landlords and agents

Recent Blog Entries

Change in landlord and prescribed information

A tenant successfully appealed a possession order granted to a landlord despite failing to provide the tenant with the deposit prescribed information. In the case of Sebastiampillai v Parr, Mr and Mrs S purchased a property with a tenant in situ in July 2014. The deposit paid to the previous landlord and owner of the […]

Amended Section 21

On 1 June 2019 an amended form 6A will come into force. On 7 May 2019 the Assured Tenancies and Agricultural Occupancies (Forms) (England)(Amendment) Regulations 2019 were made. These Regulations amend Form 6A (Section 21 notice) largely due to the changes coming into force under the Tenants Fees Act also on 1 June. At Page […]

Reasons private landlords refuse to let to ‘DSS’ tenants

The House of Commons Library has published a paper considering evidence of private landlords’ reluctant to let to prospective tenants in receipt of benefits. At one point not so long ago, it was quite common for private landlords and lettings agents to advertise properties to let stating that they will not accept applications from tenants […]