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

Landlord’s consent before the courts

In No. 1 West India Quay and East Tower Apartments 2018 the Court of Appeal held that a landlord acted reasonably when he refused to consent to an assignment. This issue of Landlord’s consent seems to be a hot topic in the courts at the moment and this case in particular is quite important. Our […]

Overcrowded properties

Measures to improve overcrowded and dangerous living conditions in the private rental sector were laid before Parliament this month by the Housing Minister Heather Wheeler. Councils will be given tougher powers including imposing fines of up to £30,000 to tackle landlords that rent out overcrowded properties. From October this year minimum room sizes will be […]

Back to Basics – Landlord’s consent

Tenant’s that seek to assign, underlet or share possession of a rented property will often need to obtain the landlord’s consent for such a change. However, consent cannot usually be made subject to certain conditions where those conditions will enhance the landlord’s rights under the lease even where there is a contractual provision in the […]