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Landlord and Tenant

It doesn’t matter if you are leasing a commercial building or a residential property, becoming a landlord is subject to complex rules and regulations. Our expert solicitors provide advice to property owners on a wide range of landlord and tenant issues.

At Hewitts we offer advice and representation to landlords in relation to a broad range of problems while keeping a close eye on cost-efficiency.

As a landlord, what do you do if a tenant damages your property or falls behind with the rent? We can help you recover rent arrears or, if the worst happens, recover your property.

The law relating to landlords and tenants is complex and often confusing. Hewitts has a dedicated team of experts with a wide knowledge of the market and all the latest legal developments.

– Discharging your legal responsibilities as a landlord
– Preparation of lease agreements
– Helping landlords with possession claims
– Service charge disputes and tenancy deposit disputes
– Dilapidation and essential repair claims


Nigel and Julia Chisman are successful landlords and property developers in the North East.

Property developers Nigel and Julia Chisman have a broad portfolio of residential properties consisting of houses and apartments. They are long-term clients having relied on Hewitts’ expertise for more than a decade.

Nigel said: “We’ve been using Hewitts solicitors for over ten years now and have been very satisfied with their levels of service.

“They advise us on all aspects of the business from conveyancing to contracts, property sales and rentals. Hewitts have also managed three personal house transactions for us.”

The Hewitts team has many years of experience in dealing with a wide range of issues in the often complex area of property law.

“With the demands of an ever-growing property business, having someone to call upon like Hewitts, at extremely short notice, is invaluable,” added Nigel.”