Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Landlords get a helping hand

 Landlords who need to repossess a property don’t need to struggle on alone, a local law firm has said.

Jason Round, from the commercial team at Martin-Kaye Solicitors, in Euston Way, Telford, said the firm had launched a new three-stage service with no hidden surprises when it came to fees.

“The actual process of repossessing a property can be complicated, time-consuming and expensive, but it doesn’t have to always be that way.Our experts have created a package of support that will help landlords to take back their property as quickly as possible and at a reasonable cost.”

Jason said the Fixed Price Possession scheme had been designed to help landlords avoid the pitfalls of the repossession process.

“Sometimes, if things don’t go according to plan, the whole process may need to start again which of course incurs precious time and significant extra costs. Our specialised team has many years’ experience in property claims, and we can act quickly and at a very cost-effective fixed price rate so there are no surprises when the landlord gets the final bill.”

Jason said the support package offered a three-stage process in order to secure repossession of the landlord’s property.

“Stage one is where our team prepares and serves a notice on the tenant, giving a fixed date by which they need to leave – in reality, this is often the only step that is needed.

“If however, that first step isn’t enough, we will begin court proceedings against the tenant – the price will reflect whether or not the case actually goes to court – and if a possession order is granted, the court will insist your tenant leaves on the fixed date. The final stage comes if the tenant still refuses to leave despite the possession order – at this point, we will instruct enforcement officers to step in.

“At Martin-Kaye Solicitors, we pride ourselves on delivering advice that really makes a difference. We believe this clear and concise approach to repossession will be an attractive proposition for any landlords who are struggling with difficult tenants, and we’re sure it will prove to be a popular service.”