Landlord & Tenant Disputes

Property law sets out rights and responsibilities very clearly, so whether you’re a landlord or a tenant, our legal team can assist with disputes. Lease disputes are one of the most common causes of disagreement, especially where one sides alleges the other is breaching their obligations for carrying out repairs, subletting or paying rent.

Other areas which may be subject to dispute include break clauses and rent reviews. We believe that a common sense approach to landlord and tenant disputes is the most beneficial, and the most likely to achieve an acceptable outcome. Early intervention can often produce the best results so don’t wait to get in touch with our legal team.

For more information about our litigation services please call us on +44 (0)20 3475 6751 or email info@carterbond.co.uk

More information about Landlord & Tenant Disputes

We can help with landlord and tenant disputes. Whether you’re looking for information or need help avoiding litigation, we can help with our dispute resolution.

It’s not uncommon for landlords and tenants to hold different views, but in most cases, these can easily be resolved. This isn’t always the case, so when a landlord and tenant dispute arises we can help to find a resolution.

We assist both landlords and tenants with any problems they are having with their contract, and offer a mediation service to find the best solution. Landlord and tenant disputes often revolve around a perceived breach in the terms which can arise from either side.

Supporting landlords

If you are a landlord, your basic expectations are for your property to be treated with respect and looked after, and for the rent to be paid on time. Some of the most common problems that landlords encounter are:

  • Rent not being paid on time
  • Rent not being paid at all
  • Alterations being carried out without your consent
  • Disputing the cost for services
  • Subletting the property without your consent
  • Early termination of the contract
  • Damage caused to the property and refusal to pay/accept responsibility

Supporting tenants

Regardless what type of property it is, as a tenant you expect the landlord to provide and maintain the property to a certain standard:

  • Withholding the deposit
  • Not making repairs properly or on time
  • Not allowing early termination
  • Unlawful rent increases

A rental contract between landlord and tenant can be an emotive issue, making it difficult to reach a solution. We can help you to avoid litigation wherever possible with an effective dispute resolution service.

Full litigation and court attendance can be time-consuming and expensive. We will therefore attempt to avoid this by using innovative strategies to bring the matter to a swift conclusion.

Using our services reduces the likelihood of litigation so whether you’re a landlord or a tenant, if you have a dispute with your contract, get in touch with us right away.


Temilola Ade-John

Commercial Litigation Partner

e: temi@carterbond.co.uk
t: +44 020 3475 6751
m: +44 07940 722 825

Jayesh Jotangia

Litigation Barrister

e: jayesh@carterbond.co.uk
t: +44 020 3475 6751

Enis Rifat

Consultant Solicitor

e: enis@carterbond.co.uk
t: +44 020 3475 6751
m: +44 07538 597 236


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Acting on behalf of housing Association Tenants in a class action against a well known UK Housing Association

Partner Led

Unlike many law firms when we say partner or barrister led, we mean partner or barrister led. When clients work with us, they get constant access to the lead on their instruction. Yes, we have a team of solicitors and juniors for some of the groundwork and necessary research required by our clients, but this is when it makes financial sense to the client for us to do this. We provide constant contact at no extra cost as part of our service as most of our lawyers have their own business, so they know first-hand how important having a proactive, responsible and trusted partner on their side can be. And also how to work to a financial budget, and the way that legal decisions impact the wider organisation, which often requires balancing risks and competing interests.

Proactive Contact

Many ask us ‘what’s different about you?’ and we like to reply, ‘because we go the extra mile’. We see our work as building and maintaining good business relationships rather than just earning fees. How we do this is by keeping in constant contact with our clients and intermediaries. From pre to post instruction we ensure that our clients are informed of all legal issues that may impact their business and therefore lives. That is why we provide daily or weekly updates to ALL of our clients whether there is anything to tell them or not (we don’t charge for this we just see it as part of our service). We like our clients to rest peacefully knowing that when we are instructed, and we say ‘we will take it from here’ they know we mean it.

City quality, outer City fees

The world is changing, and many individuals are realising that lifestyle is as vital to them as is income. We are the lucky ones who can hand pick lawyers who can provide the best quality advice but at outer city costs. Our offices are in North West London which may not be the most salubrious in the market but at the same time this allows us to charge our clients for what they pay for, our advice NOT our office space.

ALL our lawyers have previously worked in large city-based law firms and continue to practise and offer  the same high level service  they provided to clients in the City but without the pressure and demands often dictated by City law firm. This allows us to be competitive on our fees without compromising our service.

All in all, our clients win, which is the way we like it.

Our knowledge and resources are yours

All our clients benefit from the same high level of care and attention whether the instruction is big or small. At the outset of each matter, we discuss the entire process with our clients, including the costs, potential outcomes and issues associated. This is to ensure clients are fully aware, knowledgeable and are in control always. Supporting and ensuring we provide the highest level of services, we offer our constant contact process with the partner or barrister leading  your file, a document log in for matters which are for larger and more complicated instructions and on-going support post transaction should our clients require it. Our aim is not just to get the work done, but to make our clients’ lives easier as we do it, which is why we ensure that our clients have regular access to the resources they need from us.


“They gave us excellent advice and did fantastic work.”

Monica Mihai 
Monica Mihai

“Very professional and knowledgeable.”

Sanjay Samani The Seven Harrow Limited
Sanjay Samani

“Quick to respond and always stayed on top of everything.”

Bini Patel, Veswas Ltd
Bini Patel,

“Can’t recommend Carter Bond highly enough!”

Vimal Patel, E-Apps Solutions
Vimal Patel,

“The team at Carter Bond operate ethically, efficiently and they work around the clock to make your goals, their goals.”

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