At Appleby Hope and Matthews, we are dedicated to meeting the varied and ever-changing needs of our clients. Whatever the problem may be - buying or selling a house, family difficulties, making a Will, problems with an employer or employee, claiming compensation for an accident, or a Court appearance - we will be able to assist you.
The firm has an approachable and open style, and we make personal service our priority. Standards of client care and work carried out well at a reasonable cost have brought about the expansion of the firm in recent years.
At Appleby Hope and Matthews we have extensive knowledge of the local area, so we know what steps to take to ensure you get the home you want. Your home is probably the biggest financial investment you will ever make, and we pride ourselves on having helped generations of people in Middlesbrough and the surrounding areas towards a trouble-free move. We can arrange a Home Information Pack if you need one and will be there to help throughout the transaction.
Whether you are relocating or planning to open a small business, we can help you. Once you have found the property you want, we will ensure that it complies with the legal rules- ranging from local authority planning permission to fire regulations- allowing you to operate immediately and avoid potential difficulties.
Leases and Tenancy Agreements
If you are letting a property or moving in as a tenant, we can help you to protect your interests. As a landlord, you need to know that your property will be looked after and that you will receive the rent to which you are entitled. We will also advise you what action you can take if this does not happen. As a tenant, you need to know that you will be secure in your home or business premises. We can ensure that you have all the facts you need.
Crime And Litigation
Civil Litigation and Disputes
If you are involved in a dispute that must ultimately be resolved by a Court - with a neighbour or over paying a bill, for example - you should take professional advice. We will give an honest view of your prospects for success, and of your liability for your own and your opponent's costs. If necessary, we can negotiate a settlement.
Being arrested for a crime can be a shattering experience, but it is essential that you get legal advice for your own protection, at a time when you may feel vulnerable. At Appleby Hope and Matthews, we have an experienced team who can represent you from the time of your arrest through to your Court appearance. We hold a Legal Funding Contract, which means that our department passed a quality assurance test- we can guarantee you the best possible service. Our 24 hours emergency arrest line is 07659 100901 or 07850 045447
If you are detained in custody, you still have rights. You may wish to complain about your treatment or conditions or to appeal about a refusal of Parole. Our experienced team will visit you and help if they can.