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Housing/Landlord & Tenant

At TMJ Legal Services our Housing Department is committed to protecting your legal rights.

It may be that your landlord is seeking to evict you from your property or is failing to carry out repairs.

Whatever the problem we have a dedicated team who will enforce your rights as a tenant, leaseholder and those who are homeless.

We pride ourselves in believing that we go that extra mile for our clients, whilst providing a high quality service.

We often work with vulnerable people and treat all our clients with the utmost sensitivity and respect.



We can provide representation for tenants threatened with eviction. In many cases this arises in relation to rent arrears, which may be due to delay in processing of Housing Benefit claims.

We also provide representation for those accused of anti-social behaviour.

We help tenants who are suffering from harassment from their landlord who may attempt to evict them without following the correct procedure.


Problem Tenants

We also help landlords with problem tenants, who deliberately fail or refuse to pay their rent or have committed anti-social behaviour or nuisance.



We provide advice and assistance for the homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless by securing accommodation from the council.

We can also assist tenants with reviews and appeals against decisions relating to their homelessness application.

We are not afraid to challenge the failures by the council to provide homeless people with temporary accommodation.



We provide assistance in forcing landlords to comply with their obligations to carry out repairs and in obtaining compensation where they fail to do so.

We can provide advice and assistance to those living in Council and Housing Association accommodation to succeed to the tenancy of someone they live with upon death.

We provide advice and assistance for those wishing to apply for a transfer of tenancy for council and Housing Association property.

We provide advice to council tenants and other tenants when transferring their tenancy to someone else.


Boundary disputes

Boundary disputes with your neighbour can be extremely distressing.

Unfortunately such disputes are becoming more common and can be protracted and prove very expensive if the matter ends up in court.

Therefore it is imperative that you receive good legal advice at the outset from a specialist housing solicitor.



We can assess your problem at a FREE initial interview, pointing you in the right direction or if necessary we can help you to pursue your complaint.


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    Contact Us:

  • Hartlepool

    01429 235 616
  • Durham

    0191 383 0111
  • Wingate Co. Durham

    01429 838 225
  • Peterlee

    0191 586 5711
  • Newcastle

    0191 383 0111


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