Bennett Oakley Solicitors

Dean Evans
By Dean Evans December 20, 2019 12:53

Services for Landlords

From obtaining landlord insurance to maintaining a good state of repair, there are enough issues that require a landlords’ attention on a day to day basis without the added woes of legal problems.

As commercially minded business and property lawyers, we understand the pitfalls that landlords can face and the challenges that are presented to landlords when things go wrong. Whether you have a problem tenant who has caused damage to your property, a tenant who has failed to pay the rent owed, or you simply wish to end the tenancy and regain possession of your property, the team at Bennett Oakley are happy to help. We have been established in the mid-Sussex area since 1957 and have a wealth of experience in assisting landlords and property management companies in all of their legal affairs from contentious disputes, to advising on viable commercial structures to protect landlords and minimise tax liability. For most of our services, we can offer attractive fixed fee packages, meaning you know exactly what our legal services will cost you from the outset.

Possession Proceedings 

We are able to assist landlords in recovering possession of their properties and evicting tenants through various methods including through section 8 and 21 procedures. We understand that a landlords decision to retake possession of a property is never taken lightly and problem tenants can seek to frustrate the process as much as possible. Our solicitors will guide you through each step of the way, from issuing the claim at court to advocating for you at the hearing. We will ensure that your case has the best possible chance of success and our commitment to high service levels means you will always be informed of the latest developments in your case.

Rent Arrears

Even one missed rent payment can have disastrous consequences for landlords. Many landlords will have insurance to cover loss of rent but even so, for particular tenants sometimes a more robust approach is required. We are able to assist landlords in all aspects of debt recovery and enforcement.

Commercial Structure 

Many landlords are in the enviable position of having multiple revenue streams coming in from multiple properties. Quite often, many landlords operate their rentals in the capacity of an individual. Whilst appearing to be the simpler option, it does not provide the landlord with the protection that they may benefit from if they had a commercial entity set up to hold and manage the affairs of the property. A commercial and property solicitors would be happy to discuss your business with you and suggest IAL structures with you.

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About Us

Thank you for taking an interest in our firm. Bennett Oakley Solicitors has offices in the thriving Mid-Sussex town of Burgess Hill, the booming seaside town of Brighton and the bustling village of Hassocks. Our dedicated lawyers can offer you over 200 years’ combined experience in both private client and commercial law matters.

Our areas of expertise include:

Residential property

Commercial property

Wills & estates


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We strive to provide our clients with a unique blend of high street friendliness and corporate professionalism.  Our highly experienced team will provide your family and/or business with sound, practical legal advice which will equip you to make the best decisions regarding your matter.  We treat every client as an individual and ensure that the solutions we offer address your particular situation and needs.

Aspects of our practice that set us apart from other law firms include:

  • Almost all our services are provided on a fixed fee basis.  There are no hidden costs, you will know the exact fee before we proceed with your matter. This gives you the ability to budget and manage your cash-flow effectively.
  • All of our staff are highly experienced in their particular areas of practice, giving you the confidence that the advice you receive is backed up by many years’ experience and knowledge.
  • Our lawyers will come to your home to advise you if you are unable to make it into our office.
  • Your lawyer will keep you up to date on all aspects regarding your matter and ensure that you fully understand everything pertaining to your situation by advising on complex matters in plain, simple language.
  • We are open continuously from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm to ensure we are available all day to address our client’s needs and can normally see you outside these hours by appointment.
  • We provide all our clients with a direct line and email address for the lawyer dealing with their matter so they are able to get in touch with them if they need to.

We would welcome the chance to talk about your personal needs and professional ambitions.  Our approachable, friendly team look forward to working with you and developing a long-term relationship with your family and/or business.

To get in touch simply fill out our contact form or email us.  Someone will come back to you within 24 hours.  If you would prefer to start a conversation straight away, phone us on 01444 235 232.  We would be delighted to talk to you.

Dean Evans
By Dean Evans December 20, 2019 12:53

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