Residential Property Guides

Guide to Leaseholder Rights

Summary:

  • Lease extensions
  • Leasehold enfranchisement
  • Legal costs and valuation fees
  • Valuation and price

Guide to Possession Proceedings

Summary:

  • Rent Act 1977
  • Succession and renewal of agricultural tenancies
  • Shared accommodation and resident landlord

Guide to Tenants’ Rights under Commercial Leases

Summary:

  • When is a business tenant protected?
  • How does a business tenant apply to renew its lease?
  • How does the landlord start the renewal process?

What Our Clients Say

Mrs M, York

“Thank you so much for all of your help with this – it has been a marathon and you have been really great.”
2018-05-23T09:22:00+00:00
“Thank you so much for all of your help with this – it has been a marathon and you have been really great.”

Mr L, York

"A huge thanks for the hard work put in over the last few weeks to get me to completion with the sale of Oakdale and purchase of Hawthorne."
2016-10-28T09:28:47+00:00
"A huge thanks for the hard work put in over the last few weeks to get me to completion with the sale of Oakdale and purchase of Hawthorne."

Mr P, Walsall

"The relaxing atmosphere and general welcome were outstanding, and we left your office with total satisfaction and belief that we were in safe and secure hands."
2017-11-09T14:50:13+00:00
"The relaxing atmosphere and general welcome were outstanding, and we left your office with total satisfaction and belief that we were in safe and secure hands."

Mrs L, York

"Stan and I wanted to thank you for everything you have done to make the slow process of winding up Kate’s estate so much less stressful."
2017-12-21T14:41:37+00:00
"Stan and I wanted to thank you for everything you have done to make the slow process of winding up Kate’s estate so much less stressful."

Mr W, York

"Good Service. Highly Recommended"
2018-01-15T17:52:13+00:00
"Good Service. Highly Recommended"

Mrs W, London

"Could not be more pleased with Toby and Lynda, they made a complicated and protected process a lot less painful, delighted with the service we received."
2017-07-26T12:19:57+00:00
"Could not be more pleased with Toby and Lynda, they made a complicated and protected process a lot less painful, delighted with the service we received."

Mr R, Hunsingore

"Excellent service from Rachael Fell who was always contactable and kept us fully updated on any developments with the house sale and purchase."
2018-01-08T14:58:18+00:00
"Excellent service from Rachael Fell who was always contactable and kept us fully updated on any developments with the house sale and purchase."

Mr B, Gateshead

"Amy was brilliant!"
2017-04-27T11:18:36+00:00
"Amy was brilliant!"

Mr W, York

"Could not fault anything Natalie so easy to deal with in plain english and always reassuring."
2017-12-15T10:14:28+00:00
"Could not fault anything Natalie so easy to deal with in plain english and always reassuring."

Mr E, York

“Cannot fault Amy, She was fabulous.”
2018-04-25T10:41:04+00:00
“Cannot fault Amy, She was fabulous.”

Mr A, York

“Tom Henry was an absolute gem. He provided a superb, friendly service who would I happily recommend to others. Faultless – thank you Tom!”
2018-06-08T08:23:18+00:00
“Tom Henry was an absolute gem. He provided a superb, friendly service who would I happily recommend to others. Faultless – thank you Tom!”

Mr & Mrs F, York

“Great service – Thank you”
2018-05-23T09:22:21+00:00
“Great service – Thank you”

Mrs S, Cumblesforth

"You made our first experience of buying a house very comfortable and we felt everything was being dealt with effectively"
2017-04-27T11:12:04+00:00
"You made our first experience of buying a house very comfortable and we felt everything was being dealt with effectively"

Mr & Mrs F, York

"We always knew our decision to use Hethertons was never in doubt. My mother-in-law recommended you to us many years ago, and in our will making, power of attorney and house sales, Hethertons Solicitors has never failed us."
2017-05-30T08:54:04+00:00
"We always knew our decision to use Hethertons was never in doubt. My mother-in-law recommended you to us many years ago, and in our will making, power of attorney and house sales, Hethertons Solicitors has never failed us."

Mr and Mrs G, Selby

"If other solicitors were as good as you are it would be very nice!"
2017-11-16T12:52:45+00:00
"If other solicitors were as good as you are it would be very nice!"

Mrs D, York

"Natalie have responded to any queries we have had quickly and efficiently, and have kept us up to date with what is going on throughout."
2016-10-17T12:26:53+00:00
"Natalie have responded to any queries we have had quickly and efficiently, and have kept us up to date with what is going on throughout."

Mrs R, York

"I would definitely use Hethertons again in the future, should I need their services again."
2017-03-27T16:00:56+00:00
"I would definitely use Hethertons again in the future, should I need their services again."

Mrs W, York

"I would like to thank you and all members of staff for your kindness and helpfulness to me on my recent visit to your office. You resolved my problems quickly and efficiently."
2017-11-16T11:32:43+00:00
"I would like to thank you and all members of staff for your kindness and helpfulness to me on my recent visit to your office. You resolved my problems quickly and efficiently."

Mrs K, Ripon

"No critisism - very grateful for the professional & friendly manner in which I was looked after. Thank you.
2018-01-19T17:53:07+00:00
"No critisism - very grateful for the professional & friendly manner in which I was looked after. Thank you.

Dr A, York

"Excellent professional service! Would definitely use the Hethertons again in the future if needed. Extremely satisfied!"
2017-10-16T16:42:14+00:00
"Excellent professional service! Would definitely use the Hethertons again in the future if needed. Extremely satisfied!"

Mrs S, Walton

"Excellent service - thank you."
2017-03-23T16:00:21+00:00
"Excellent service - thank you."

Mr & Mrs R, Stillington

"I wanted to take a moment to thank you for all your work. You've been great - very professional and I never once didn't know what was happening!"
2016-11-07T17:01:03+00:00
"I wanted to take a moment to thank you for all your work. You've been great - very professional and I never once didn't know what was happening!"

Mr & Mrs P, Hereford

"We wish to thank you for all your help and advice. You are simply the best solicitor that I have ever had dealings with, always considered, professional and supportive. "
2017-03-06T16:44:12+00:00
"We wish to thank you for all your help and advice. You are simply the best solicitor that I have ever had dealings with, always considered, professional and supportive. "

Mrs J, Kingston upon Thames

"We particularly would like to commend Lynne Stillie, who took over from Lisa part-way through. She was entirely efficient, friendly and helpful."
2015-09-16T11:11:00+00:00
"We particularly would like to commend Lynne Stillie, who took over from Lisa part-way through. She was entirely efficient, friendly and helpful."

Mr B, York

"Amy Blackburn was brilliant."
2017-11-16T12:54:25+00:00
"Amy Blackburn was brilliant."

Mr & Mrs M, York

"Natalie was fantastic throughout, quick at getting back in touch and resolving any issues."
2017-11-22T14:34:48+00:00
"Natalie was fantastic throughout, quick at getting back in touch and resolving any issues."

Mr M, Selby

"Having moved house a number of times in the last 15 years and used a different solicitor each time, I can honestly say that Hethertons have been head and shoulders above the rest in every area. Thank you Claire!"
2015-07-10T16:13:02+00:00
"Having moved house a number of times in the last 15 years and used a different solicitor each time, I can honestly say that Hethertons have been head and shoulders above the rest in every area. Thank you Claire!"

Miss Y, York

"I feel that the process has been straight forward and smooth sailing. Obviously I had my breath held until I received your email confirming all is well. First time buyer nerves I guess! The hard work begins now, it’s quite a project!"
2017-06-02T16:15:52+00:00
"I feel that the process has been straight forward and smooth sailing. Obviously I had my breath held until I received your email confirming all is well. First time buyer nerves I guess! The hard work begins now, it’s quite a project!"

Mr & Ms M, York

"We were really impressed with the service we received and very much appreciated the degree of communication availability when we needed to speak with Tom"
2017-04-07T12:00:33+00:00
"We were really impressed with the service we received and very much appreciated the degree of communication availability when we needed to speak with Tom"

Mr S, Dunfermline

"Everything was done very satisfactory and quick. Very pleased!"
2018-01-17T17:26:58+00:00
"Everything was done very satisfactory and quick. Very pleased!"

Mr and Mrs G, York

I just wanted to thank you so much for the sheer determination trying to and succeeding in getting all parties sorted out. It was very appreciated, it was a bit of a nail biter time!
2017-07-11T09:36:14+00:00
I just wanted to thank you so much for the sheer determination trying to and succeeding in getting all parties sorted out. It was very appreciated, it was a bit of a nail biter time!

Mr D, York

"Excellent news thanks Nicola thanks very much for your help, this has been the most straightforward house sale I ever experienced!"
2015-07-10T16:12:33+00:00
"Excellent news thanks Nicola thanks very much for your help, this has been the most straightforward house sale I ever experienced!"

Mr L, York

"I would like you Natalie to know that you and everybody at your office who dealt with us were, kind, caring and professional."
2016-11-11T09:07:18+00:00
"I would like you Natalie to know that you and everybody at your office who dealt with us were, kind, caring and professional."

Mrs S, Thirsk

“Thank you so much for the efficient service you have provided, it is much appreciated.”
2018-07-09T01:27:32+00:00
“Thank you so much for the efficient service you have provided, it is much appreciated.”

Mrs R, York

"We received excellent services. Thank you to all concerned."
2017-04-27T11:16:27+00:00
"We received excellent services. Thank you to all concerned."

Mr and Mrs B, York

"Could not fault it."
2017-06-26T16:38:54+00:00
"Could not fault it."

Mr and Mrs G, York

"Have Tom & Laura explain how they dealt with us and reward them duly. They have been absolutely professional and fantastic."
2017-07-26T11:08:24+00:00
"Have Tom & Laura explain how they dealt with us and reward them duly. They have been absolutely professional and fantastic."

Mrs P, York

"I found Natalie very helpful, she explained things clearly and reacted quickly to any concerns raised. We as a family thank her for her swift actions on my Mothers behalf"
2015-07-10T16:12:47+00:00
"I found Natalie very helpful, she explained things clearly and reacted quickly to any concerns raised. We as a family thank her for her swift actions on my Mothers behalf"

Mr and Mrs P, Dunnington

"Natalie was very courteous & professional in her dealings with both the sale and purchase."
2017-07-20T10:15:04+00:00
"Natalie was very courteous & professional in her dealings with both the sale and purchase."

Mr T, York

“I would like to specifically mention Nicola Kersey, who has dealt with proceedings throughout the sale. Nicola has been extremely helpful and patient in all matters and has made a difficult process much more pleasant.”
2018-06-18T08:29:22+00:00
“I would like to specifically mention Nicola Kersey, who has dealt with proceedings throughout the sale. Nicola has been extremely helpful and patient in all matters and has made a difficult process much more pleasant.”

Mr B, York

"Very professional service - Thank you!"
2017-08-11T08:16:45+00:00
"Very professional service - Thank you!"

Mr & Mrs D, York

"Just a big thanks for Natalie who was most helpful particularly in the last few stressful days."
2017-04-10T17:39:22+00:00
"Just a big thanks for Natalie who was most helpful particularly in the last few stressful days."

Mr Z, York

"I just wanted to say a huge thank you for the work you did in my behalf regarding my conveyancing. It is by far the best conveyancing service I have ever received."
2017-01-09T13:15:54+00:00
"I just wanted to say a huge thank you for the work you did in my behalf regarding my conveyancing. It is by far the best conveyancing service I have ever received."

Mr W, York

"Hethertons was amazing! Genuinely a real pleasure to deal with, very prompt, professional and helped everything go smoothly."
2018-01-17T17:24:19+00:00
"Hethertons was amazing! Genuinely a real pleasure to deal with, very prompt, professional and helped everything go smoothly."

Mrs P, York

"Everything was very good. Thank you very much"
2015-10-08T15:29:33+00:00
"Everything was very good. Thank you very much"

Mrs G, York

“Elaine was brilliant, our house sale was particularly difficult and our purchaser frustrating. I was confident in her throughout these difficulties, she was great. Katy dealt with exchange in Elaine’s absence equally proficiently. Highly satisfied.”
2018-02-08T12:22:01+00:00
“Elaine was brilliant, our house sale was particularly difficult and our purchaser frustrating. I was confident in her throughout these difficulties, she was great. Katy dealt with exchange in Elaine’s absence equally proficiently. Highly satisfied.”

Mr F, Thirsk

"Extremely please with the service we received from Rachael Fell."
2017-09-22T17:01:59+00:00
"Extremely please with the service we received from Rachael Fell."

Mrs U, York

"It did take longer than expected but all staff were lovely to deal with regarding buying the house."
2017-07-20T10:10:57+00:00
"It did take longer than expected but all staff were lovely to deal with regarding buying the house."

Mrs A, Copmanthorpe

“Thank you to both Lisa and Lynne for their assistance during the sale and purchase of our new home. I would recommend Hethertons to my friends and family."
2015-09-29T10:15:16+00:00
“Thank you to both Lisa and Lynne for their assistance during the sale and purchase of our new home. I would recommend Hethertons to my friends and family."

Mr & Mrs M, Horsham

"We have moved in and are blissfully happy. Thank you for your help."
2017-04-13T15:25:26+00:00
"We have moved in and are blissfully happy. Thank you for your help."

Mr W, Withernsea

“Excellent service from Nicola Kersey – as usual.”
2015-10-08T10:30:41+00:00
“Excellent service from Nicola Kersey – as usual.”

Mr & Mrs M, York

"Everyone we met was really professional and just lovely."
2017-12-21T14:45:03+00:00
"Everyone we met was really professional and just lovely."

Ms H, Wetherby

"Nicola was brilliant handling my matter, really clear, nothing was too much trouble and very understanding. I would not hesitate recommending her and your company in the future. Well Done."
2018-01-12T15:51:57+00:00
"Nicola was brilliant handling my matter, really clear, nothing was too much trouble and very understanding. I would not hesitate recommending her and your company in the future. Well Done."

Mrs S, Tadcaster

"The process of buying a house has not been easy for me and thank you so much for all your support, expert help and advice."
2017-11-27T13:06:25+00:00
"The process of buying a house has not been easy for me and thank you so much for all your support, expert help and advice."

Mrs W, Harrogate

"Thank you for your excellent service."
2017-02-02T17:09:30+00:00
"Thank you for your excellent service."

Mrs J, Boroughbridge

"Tom and Laura were fantastic, there is nothing that needs to be improved. Thank you so much for everything."
2017-05-19T13:51:11+00:00
"Tom and Laura were fantastic, there is nothing that needs to be improved. Thank you so much for everything."

Mr S, Scotland

"Thank you to all the staff, from Barbara Stephens down, who were involved in the selling of my brother's property. All was conducted speedily and efficiently to which my wife Ann, my sister Eileen and myself are eternally grateful."
2018-02-02T12:29:07+00:00
"Thank you to all the staff, from Barbara Stephens down, who were involved in the selling of my brother's property. All was conducted speedily and efficiently to which my wife Ann, my sister Eileen and myself are eternally grateful."

Mr & Mrs H, York

"We could not recommend Natalie nor Hethertons any higher than 1,000% in her duty of care, professionalism, speed and toughness. We felt very lucky in our chain (small as it was) how lucky we had Natalie acting for us."
2017-08-11T16:35:38+00:00
"We could not recommend Natalie nor Hethertons any higher than 1,000% in her duty of care, professionalism, speed and toughness. We felt very lucky in our chain (small as it was) how lucky we had Natalie acting for us."

Mr & Mrs D, Scarborough

“Service was flawless and Natalie was invaluable - She made what can be a stressful time feel smooth and stress-free.”
2018-07-19T08:07:36+00:00
“Service was flawless and Natalie was invaluable - She made what can be a stressful time feel smooth and stress-free.”

Mr R, York

"I have found the service of Hethertons to be professional and attentive and I would like to thank you for always being available and corresponding straight away when I needed to either speak to you or correspond via email."
2017-10-16T17:09:07+00:00
"I have found the service of Hethertons to be professional and attentive and I would like to thank you for always being available and corresponding straight away when I needed to either speak to you or correspond via email."

Mr B, York

"Thank you for your services in buying and selling my property. Your friendly, professional assistance made the stressful journey easier!"
2017-10-30T17:27:31+00:00
"Thank you for your services in buying and selling my property. Your friendly, professional assistance made the stressful journey easier!"