Possession Proceedings

We regularly act for residential landlords in Prime Central London in relation to obtaining possession of residential properties.  We are detailed in our approach, have a thorough understanding of the complex law in this area and the experience to be able to advise you on the best approach taking into consideration the specifics of your situation.  Our clients including international property funds, high net worth individuals and celebrities.

Landlord & Tenant legislation has created a complex web of obligations and requirements that mean any Landlord that seeks possession from a Tenant that is refusing to leave a property must take legal advice to ensure that they do not prejudice their position and ultimately waste time and money pursuing proceedings that will ultimately not be successful due to a technicality.

We can advise residential Landlords on all of their options in obtaining possession of their property, ranging from “no fault” Section 21 proceedings to Section 8 proceedings, where a Landlord wants to live in the property when the Tenant vacates, and beyond.

Taking Section 21 proceedings as an example, you need to make sure that you complied with the relevant legislation in providing the necessary and valid documents to the Tenant at the commencement of the tenancy.  For example, a failure to send the Tenant a valid and current EPC Certificate at the commencement of the tenancy will mean that any Section 21 Notice is invalid.  Any Landlord that seeks to rely on a Section 21 Notice in those circumstances will not be granted possession and is likely to be the subject of an adverse costs award i.e. made to pay the Tenant’s legal costs.

It is therefore crucial to get expert legal assistance when seeking to take back possession of your property.  Get in touch now, we are ready to help you.

Get in touch

Get in touch using the contact form below, calling us on 0204 579 8686 or emailing us at contactus@ridgemont.co

Why Ridgemont?

Ridgemont’s team is made up of expert senior solicitors, all of whom previously worked in “Big Law” (i.e. the top 50 law firms in the UK).

We provide bespoke advice tailored to your needs.  Our advice is commercial and pragmatic, enabling you to use it effectively to make business decisions.

We have an expert understanding of real estate law. We can guide you through the maze of possession proceedings.

We are user-friendly.  Our lawyers speak in plain English, providing service levels akin to “Big Law”. We have built our processes to make onboarding as pain-free as possible. Our fee earner structure means that you have access to a partner-level solicitor at all times and they will always be on top of your matter.

We operate our business in an ethical way.  That means we think about what the “right thing to do” is when making a business decision.  As an example, we do not charge a default unit of time for incoming emails or letters as we think we ought to be paid for work done, not for merely receiving correspondence. We are also open and transparent on what we charge, meaning our clients never receive a surprising invoice.

We provide “Big Law” service levels and quality of advice, with expert senior solicitors providing commercial, pragmatic advice. Necessarily, that does not come cheap as we have to invest in great lawyers and everything they need to do their job. However, due to us having comparatively lower overheads to “Big Law” firms, we are able to charge less than they would for providing the same service levels and advice.

We are proactive in finding innovative ways to advise our clients in a cost proportionate way.

Who we act for?

We act for commercial Landlords and commercial tenants.  We also act for Prime Central London residential tenants.

Your journey with us
  1. Get in touch using the contact form below, calling us on 0203 909 9590 or emailing us at contactus@ridgemont.co
  2. We guarantee that we will be in touch with you the same day to listen to your needs and to explain how we can help and the likely cost.
  3. Assuming you wish to engage us, we will then onboard you as a client, which normally takes a matter of hours.
  4. From there, you will be assigned an experienced solicitor who will have conduct of your matter from cradle to grave and be available to speak to you and responsive to emails at every juncture.

You can learn more about our journey by watching these videos.

24 Greville Street, London, EC1N 8SS

KEY CONTACT: John Wallace

Founder and Head of Real Estate

KEY CONTACT: John Wallace

Founder and Head of Real Estate

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