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Landlord and Tenant Disputes in Bournemouth

Landlords and tenant disputes can occur for various reasons and have the potential to be contentious and stressful for all involved. At Preston Redman Solicitors, our landlord and tenant dispute solicitors in Bournemouth can provide sound tenancy legal advice and support to find swift solutions and prevent matters from escalating further.

Being involved in such a dispute can understandably have a detrimental impact on both parties’ lives. For this reason, our team always approach such situations with quick and cost-effective solutions away from court proceedings. We have a strong success rate resolving matters using tactical out of court alternative dispute resolution but have the skills and experience to assist with court litigation should it be more appropriate.

Our dispute resolution team at Preston Redman frequently work with clients across Bournemouth, Poole, Dorset and other areas nationally. The team will be happy to advise you via phone, email and through videoconferencing software, in addition to in person for your convenience.

To speak to one of our friendly, highly experienced solicitors about our tenancy dispute service in Bournemouth, please contact our Bournemouth office on 01202 292 424 or fill in our online enquiry form for a quick response.

How our landlord and tenant solicitors in Bournemouth can help you

Our tenancy dispute solicitors can aid with matters such as:

Charging orders and applications for sale in relation to debts and secured debts

Disputes can sometimes arise between landlords and tenants in relation to debts a landlord has secured against the property or during insolvency proceedings. Where an application for sale has been made, this may affect the tenancy, so landlord and tenant should communicate proactively to manage this situation.

Our landlord and tenant disputes experts can advise either side on their rights and options, helping to secure the best possible outcome.

Bringing a tenancy to an end

Where you are experiencing a problem tenant, it is understandable that you may wish to bring the tenancy to an end.

Our landlord and tenant solicitors have considerable expertise in assisting clients with ending tenancies. We can help with establishing your legal position and advising on the appropriate options available.

Lease renewals

Lease renewals can often be the cause of disputes between landlords and tenants. Seeking the support of a solicitor can be beneficial for many reasons.

Our experts can guide you through the process of renewing a lease or, should you be experiencing a dispute, serving the suitable notice to bring the lease to an end. We can also assist with advising tenants on their rights to renewal under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 and help with serving a section 26 request and court proceedings should they be necessary.

Forfeiture and possession proceedings

A landlord may wish to forfeit the lease should the tenancy be breached, such as by a failure to pay rent or other breach of covenant. A solicitor can provide assistance to both parties.

Our team can advise on the options available, including help with serving notice and ensuring the notice contains all relevant details. We can additionally assist tenants with remedies, finding an amicable resolution to prevent forfeiture.

Our solicitors can also assist with acquiring possession orders from the court.

Landlord and tenant notices

A Landlord or tenant may wish to serve notice for many reasons, including the landlord wanting to sell the property, carry out repairs, breach of tenancy, a tenant wishing to move out of the property and more. 

Our tenant and landlord solicitors can advise you on the necessary notice to serve while assisting with filling out the details and ensuring it is served correctly. Should a tenant fail to leave the premises, we can further advise and provide support with court action to evict the tenant.

Breach of repair and dilapidation claims

When a lease comes to an end, tenants often have a responsibility to carry out necessary property repairs. A solicitor can assist with bringing and defending breach of repair and dilapidations claims, should a tenant fail to keep the property in good repair.

Our solicitors can provide advice on the suitable options available to both landlords and tenants, including private negotiations and mediation.

Recovery of rent arrears

Late rent payments can be frustrating and costly for landlords, especially where it occurs on a frequent basis.

Our solicitors can assist with obtaining rent payments through a number of means. This can often be done promptly through a simple solicitor’s letter requesting payment. Should payment still not be made, we can help with further steps, such as taking legal action to regain vacant possession of the property.

Rent review disputes

Rent reviews need to be carried out to ensure rents reflect current property values and economic situations. These can, however, frequently lead to disputes between landlords and tenants. A professional can provide third party assistance in determining a suitable new rent amount.

Our solicitors have helped both landlords and tenants dispute rent reviews, find an amicable outcome, reduce stress levels and maintain professional relationships where possible.


Disputes regarding subletting can frequently occur between landlords and tenants. Many leases often have a covenant requiring tenants to seek permission prior to subletting a property. Should a tenant breach their tenancy agreement by unlawfully subletting a landlord’s property, seeking guidance from a solicitor is crucial.

Our solicitors can provide advice to both landlords and tenants in regard to subletting, including claiming compensation for unreasonably withholding consent and serving notice to evict tenants for breach of lease. We will provide advice on your rights and the options available to you.

Why choose Preston Redman’s landlord and tenant solicitors?

Preston Redman Solicitors has over 140 years of expertise in advising clients, providing our clients with complete confidence in our abilities. We aim to handle each client’s landlord and tenant matter proactively and pragmatically to achieve a quick and effective solution for you.

We act for a range of clients, including a large number of letting agents in the Bournemouth and Poole area, charities, developers, property owning companies, land owners and individuals. Whether you are experiencing a residential landlord dispute or one concerned with commercial property, our specialist solicitors can assist.

Many members of the team are part of the Property Litigation Association (PLA).

Our landlord and tenant solicitors’ fees

Fixed fees

For some tenancy disputes, our team may be able to assist both landlords and tenants through fixed fees. What this means is that the price will be agreed upon from the outset and should your circumstances remain the same, the price will not change.

Hourly rates

For more complex disputes with landlords and tenants in Bournemouth, hourly rates may be best suited. The relevant rate will be determined by the level of expertise and support required by our clients.

Get in touch with our landlord and tenant solicitors in Bournemouth

To speak to one of our friendly, highly experienced landlord and tenant solicitors, please contact our Bournemouth office on 01202 292 424 or fill in our online enquiry form for a quick response.