Whilst many tenancies can pass by with minimal hassle or issues, sometimes this is not going to be the case. Being a tenant, you will want to try and find an amicable way to resolve the issues.
The process you follow will depend entirely on the type of dispute in question and the kind of relationship you have with the landlord. However, to help, we have put together some of the best things that you can do to resolve any tenancy disputes, both quickly and easily.
Negotiation is the key to solving any tenancy disputes; if you are the tenant, then you need to try and speak to your lessor, your agent or any provider who works with you on the tenancy. This could be face-to-face or by telephone; however, it is recommended that you try to stick to communicating in writing because this means that you can keep copies or evidence.
Apply for a Tribunal
Another option is to apply to your relevant local tribunal and have them hear your dispute. They will lodge complaints regarding residential tenancies and require extensive documentation along with tangible proof to reach a decision.
While this is the best legal pathway for tenancy dispute resolution, you must remember that tribunal requests can take months if not years to reach a conclusion and requires consistent effort and patience on the tenant’s part to fulfill the case documentation requirements.
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