Landlord and tenant disputes increasing

by Daniel Jones

Landlords may be in need of more property advice as it emerges that there has been a rise in the number of disputes with tenants.

According to figures obtained by Sweet & Maxwell, the High Court in London dealt with 43 per cent more commercial disputes in 2009 than in the previous year, the Law Gazette reveals.

In 2008, just 28 cases were heard at the court, although this increased to 40 just 12 months later, with each of them above the threshold of £25,000.

The legal publisher highlighted that this trend may be due to a number of factors, including pressures brought about by the economic downturn.

Subletting in breach of tenancy agreements was also cited as a possible reason for the surge.

Paragon recently revealed that demand for rental properties is increasing, with 40 per cent of landlords reporting a rise in interest during the fourth quarter of 2010.

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Published on: February 22, 2011

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