The Bury-based law firm has this week launched a new residential possession proceedings service that aims to help landlords tackle some of the most common legal problems relating to property and tenant disputes.
The service is headed up by Fiona Gaskell, partner in the firm’s dispute resolution team. For a fee of £250, the team will check a tenancy agreement; ascertain whether a deposit has been taken and how it is held; consider whether the tenant is in rent arrears; advise on the prospects of recovery of rent arrears; and – depending upon the method of possession proceedings selected – prepare and serve either a Section 21 Notice or a Section 8 Notice.
Once a Notice of Possession has been served, additional fixed charges will apply depending on the circumstances and individual case. The team will also be able to handle any disputed matters and will be offering a fixed fee rent recovery service.
Gaskell commented: “The aim of this new fixed fee product is to take the pressure off landlords so they know they have a one-stop solution if problems do arise. We’ve worked hard to include the issues that most commonly crop up, and we feel that each element perfectly complements the extensive property and landlord & tenant dispute services that we already offer.”