Residential Tenancy Dispute - Our Expert Panel of Solicitors

What is a residential tenancy dispute?

Issues can arise when there are disagreements or disputes between landlords and tenants regarding various aspects of their rental arrangement. These residential tenancy disputes can range from issues related to rent payments to issues about lease terms and conditions.

At Expert Commercial Law, we have access to an experienced panel of commercial tenancy dispute solicitors who are able to assist you in your case, providing specialist commercial property dispute legal advice. Please get in touch today if you would like more information. 

Types of residential tenancy disputes

Residential tenancy disputes can cover a wide range of issues, including but not limited to:

  1. Rent Payments: Disputes may arise over the amount of rent, rent arrears, or the method of payment.
  2. Lease Violations: Disputes may occur if either party violates the terms and conditions outlined in the tenancy agreement.
  3. Security Deposits: Disagreements about the return of the security deposit, deductions made, or the handling of the deposit can be a common source of disputes.
  4. Evictions: Disputes may arise during the eviction process, such as disagreements over the grounds for eviction or the proper legal procedures.
  5. Privacy and Access: Conflicts may occur over the landlord’s right to access the residential property, especially if it infringes on the tenant’s right to privacy.
  6. Lease Termination: Disputes may arise when either party wishes to terminate the lease before its specified end date.

Resolving residential tenancy disputes

Resolving disputes can be a complex process, but several steps can help in finding an amicable resolution, including the following:

Review the Lease Agreement:

  • Both parties should carefully review the terms of the lease agreement to ensure they understand their rights and responsibilities. This document will be crucial in determining whether a dispute is valid.

Negotiation and Mediation

  • Attempt to negotiate a resolution. This might involve compromise on both sides to find a mutually acceptable solution. Mediation involving a neutral third party and dispute resolution services can be an effective way to facilitate discussions and find common ground.


  • This involves a neutral third party making a binding decision to resolve the dispute. This is more formal than mediation but less formal than going to court.

Small Claims Court or Tribunal:

  • If other methods fail, you may need to consider taking the dispute to a small claims court or a residential tenancy tribunal, depending on the jurisdiction. Each party will present their case, and a decision will be made by the court or tribunal. In more serious cases, disputes may be taken to the High Court.

It is advisable to consult with legal professionals throughout this process. Residential tenancy dispute solicitors can provide essential legal advice to ensure that each step you take is the right one.

Why choose Expert Commercial Law?

Our panel of expert solicitors have many years of experience in a wide range of residential disputes and can offer cost-effective solutions to suit your needs. 

Parties may also seek guidance from property experts, surveyors, and legal professionals specialising in property law to help them navigate and resolve these disputes effectively.

Commercial property disputes can be difficult and time-consuming to resolve on your own. Expert Commercial Law has a panel of property litigation solicitors on hand to provide you with specialist legal advice and assistance.

All of the solicitors on our panel have the experience and expertise required to take on your case. All of our solicitor firms are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and offer a range of funding options for your case.

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