Property Rental During a Personal Injury Claim

PLG were instructed on this rental search in Somerset on behalf of our client

The client and her family were going through the process of a personal injury claim. They had moved from their family home into a more suitable rental home the year before however had been served notice by the landlord as he was due to return from having worked abroad.

Whilst the search area was reasonably wide around the children’s schools and parents work, the areas covered were relatively rural which restricted the market considerably in relation to the space covered.

PLG worked closely with all of the local agents, creating specific databases for each area of the search and making contact to discuss the criteria. What became clear at a very early stage was the style and size of property needed were extremely rare, certainly on a rental basis, in the areas covered.

the solution

PLG worked with the rental agents and the buying counterparts to assess whether any longstanding vendors would consider a rental agreement instead.

After a number of weeks, an investment property was found that was available on a long term let – the bungalow itself occupied a village location accessible to all the necessary areas. The property whilst ticking a number of boxes needed a number of areas addressed to ensure access was more suitable to the client both external and internal to the property.

Having first viewed the property with the family in order to expedite the process in a very competitive market, steps were taken to secure the property with a holding deposit issued on the same day upon agreement with the legal team. Following this, PLG negotiated the necessary enabling works ensuring that the assured short hold tenancy agreement was reflective of the changes to the property, protecting the position of all stakeholders of landlord, agent, tenant and legal team.

The agreement was finalised and approved by all parties, with the tenancy starting just a couple of weeks before the tenancy on their existing expired, ensuring the family were able to move out of one straight into the next. 

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