Landlord associations usually offer members free basic legal advice. If more detailed legal advice, representation or advocacy is needed then it may be necessary to consult a solicitor. Make sure the solicitor used is experienced in landlord and tenant law. It is best to go by personal recommendation. The local landlord association will be able to suggest suitable firms. Firms specialising in work for landlords often advertise on landlord-related websites on the internet. Remember to keep receipts for any legal costs incurred because it may be possible to obtain tax relief against these payments.
Be careful when reading blogs: there is a lot of urban myth out there and other landlords are not always a reliable source of information.
1.11.1 Useful Contacts
Many of the most useful contacts are on the internet. For those without access to the internet, most libraries offer free internet access. Alternatively, the library can provide telephone contact numbers for different services within a local area.