Laceys Solicitors incorporating HLF


Buy to Let Landlords

Lettings are fraught with legal technicalities which can be costly if you get them wrong. Recent examples include additional legal regulations required by landlords with Houses in Multiple Occupation and how tenants’ deposits now need to be held in a Government backed deposit protection scheme.

We focus on recovering rent and, if required, possession of the property quickly and economically. In many cases we can work on a fixed fee basis.

We also resolve disputes in relation to rent deposits, disrepair and claims of harassment. Our aim is to bring them to a conclusion quickly and economically using our skills as appropriate in negotiation, mediation or court proceedings. Our solicitors are specialists who work closely with landlords and letting agents.

Our expertise in this area has been recommended by the well respected clients guide to the best law firms, the Legal 500, with a particular mention for Mark Timberlake, our Managing Partner.

Mark Timberlake explains complex issues in understandable terms” and is “excellent in really difficult situation”.

For issues arising in relation to long leases of flats or houses, please refer to our Flat Managers and Owners page.

For any further advice on Buy to Let matters please contact one of our team today to see how we can help.

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Mark Timberlake

Managing Partner — Dispute Resolution

Direct dial: 01202 755200
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“The advice Mark gave was very good value for money and the combination of strictly accurate legal advice and common sense were exactly what I needed.”

Nick Stocks. Director, Spitfire Court Properties Ltd.

Mark is managing partner of Laceys and also heads the Dispute Resolution department. Mark specialises in property and landlord and tenant disputes, possession and debt recovery in relation to both commercial and residential property. He has extensive experience in relation to issues involving blocks of flats including representation in the Property Chamber and the courts. He has also dealt with many commercial disputes, professional negligence and insolvency claims.

He has frequently given talks on the law as it affects managing agents through the Association of Residential Managing Agents and other groups.

He has been recommended for many years by the Legal 500 Guide to the Legal profession which has said that Mark ‘is very highly rated by clients’, ‘explains complex issues in understandable terms’ and ‘is excellent in really difficult situations’. He is a committee member of the Bournemouth Law Society and a governor of Dumpton School.

Mark is married with 2 teenage children and at weekends can often be found on his boat which he sails competitively.

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