Before changes to legislation in the late 20th Century landlords often treated many tenants unfairly, but various pieces of legislation have been enacted to protect their interests including the establishment of Leasehold Valuation Tribunals.
At these tribunals tenants can speak for themselves or ask a specialist property solicitor, such as those employed by George Ide LLP, to do so on their behalf.
Leasehold Valuation Tribunals are completely independent but are under the umbrella of the Department for Communities and Local Government. Their decisions are binding on the parties involved.
The types of problems on which they can adjudicate are:
Hearings of Leasehold Valuation Tribunals are kept as informal as possible but there are certain procedures to be followed and, if these are not carried out correctly, the case may be delayed or rejected on a technicality.
Because the future of someone’s financial interests or security of tenure may be at risk, the advice of a specialist conveyancing solicitor should be sought at an early stage in any dispute between a landlord and tenant.
George Ide LLP has provided that service for many people from its offices in Bognor Regis and Chichester, offering sympathetic, yet professional, attention from its expert property law team.
For more information on how we can help you with a leasehold valuation tribunal, please contact one of our partners using the details provided in the profiles featured on this page.