There will always be a demand for rented property in the right location but buy-to-let transactions raise a myriad of issues that will require the attention and expertise of a property lawyer.
The buy-to-let investor should bear in mind the significant legal responsibilities of a landlord, such as regular inspections, health and safety considerations, maintenance obligations and tenancy requirements.
Other areas of concern might include letting older properties that have not been upgraded which are more likely to fail to meet modern standards, both legally and in terms of what tenants expect, or letting out your property to several tenants may require a licence from your local authority and additional safety measures.
Our residential property team can advise landlords on every aspect of rental properties and ensure you have the most appropriate form of tenancy agreement in place to minimise the risk of problems at the end of the lease.
As well as transactional advice, we also offer solutions to problems you might encounter during the tenancy or at its end (for example, if a tenant persistently fails to pay rent or refuses to leave) and B P Collins has a team of dedicated property litigation experts who have successfully resolved landlord and tenant disputes concerning residential lets.
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