Tenants often have problems with their rented property and it is sometimes difficult to know where to go for help.
There’s the internet of course, but you can’t always be sure that the page you are reading is correct. There is a lot of misunderstanding with landlord and tenant law and a lot of ‘urban myths’.
If you are prepared to trust me (I practised as a solicitor for many years specialising in this area of work) there is quite a lot of help on this website and also on my main Landlord Law Blog where I often answer tenants questions and write posts especially for tenants.
Probably the most popular post there is the one where I give 15 places where tenants can get free help. Its a good place to start.
If you are willing to shell out £90 I have a telephone advice service which you can sign up to on this site. This will take place as soon as I can arrange it (once you have paid) and generally answers most people’s questions. However since I closed my solicitors firm down, I no longer take on any case work, so I offer advice – I won’t represent you in court proceedings or write letters for you.
The solicitors associated with my service, Anthony Gold, based in South London do legal aid work, so if you think you are eligible for legal aid it may be worth contacting them as they have one of the best housing law departments I know. If you can’t get legal aid though they are a bit pricey – although I can get one of them to do the Tenant-Law telephone advice if you wish for the same price.
There is one other advice service I offer which is the ‘fast track blog clinic‘ which is £72 – you can read about it on the website.
However please note that I can’t answer questions just sent to me via email, or give advice on the phone if you just ring up. So please don’t do that.