Don’t let a dispute with a tenant threaten your future

‘When it comes to landlord and tenant disputes, getting it right from the start can protect your income and your rights’

As a residential landlord your property is your livelihood – a vital asset and one you want to protect. A dispute with a tenant is not only disruptive but it may threaten your future income. Understanding your options and taking early action can mean the difference between success and failure.

Expert and efficient legal advice for landlords

We offer legal advice for landlords in a number of areas.

  • Getting paid – short-term tenancies
    If your tenant stops paying you rent then you’re left without an income. We can help you decide on your best option fast.
  • Evicting a tenant
    If you’ve fallen out with your tenants it’s essential that you know your rights and those of your tenants to avoid costly delays.
  • Management companies
    There are many legal pitfalls that can make managing your property a real headache. We can provide the advice you need. Find out more.
  • Long leases
    For landlords, the shorter the lease the better. But your tenants may well have different ideas. They could force you to extend the lease, or even to sell them the freehold. We can find a satisfactory way forward. Find out more.
  • Voluntary sale of freehold
    Where residential long leases are involved you have to be careful when selling the freehold or head lease. We can help you find out where you stand. Find out more.

View our factsheet on leasehold or freehold leases.

Contact us and speak to our expert landlord dispute solicitors. Find out how they can help you understand your rights by calling 0800 923 2064 or emailing

Royds Withy King advised on and managed the legal requirements of the pre-purchase terms, acquisition and related 90 year lease extension of a London flat. They gave a clear outline of the legal processes involved, possible scenarios, timing and estimated costs dependent on the landlord’s attitude and response. They showed considerable tenacity and determination in dealing with the resistance of the other party. I found them to be professional, communicative, approachable and easy to work with and I would highly recommend them.
Rodney Barber

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