Mark is a partner at QualitySolicitors Parkinson Wright.
He has a BA (Honours) Degree in Business Law and has been a Solicitor since 1989.
Mark specialises in Civil Litigation, Commercial and Contractual disputes Landlord and Tenant. He is able to advise businesses and individuals on a wide range of civil disputes (including those relating to money and land), Will and Inheritance Disputes and employment issues.
If you are one of the 4.5 million people who currently rent their home from a private landlord then it is likely that at some point you will have to ask them to carry out repairs. In most cases this will cause no difficulty, but there are some landlords who are not very responsive and a small number who react badly and either refuse or even try to evict you.
If you have put your life plans on hold to help out a family member who has promised to leave you land or property in their will by way of reward, you will understandably feel aggrieved where they fail to make good on this.
Whether there is anything you can do about it depends on the circumstances and in particular whether the facts of your case entitle you to ask the court to enforce the terms of the promise.
If you are a business owed money by an individual (including a sole trader) then if payment is not made you need to ensure that you follow the Pre-Action Protocol for Debt Claims which came into force on 1 October 2017 (although there are different Protocols for Construction and Engineering Debts and for Mortgage Arrears).