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Landlord and Tenant Solicitor

Landlord & Tenant Disputes

Whether you are a landlord, a tenant, an owner of commercial or residential land we are able to assist. 

We recognise that disputes, whether private or commercial, can lead to considerable frustration and anxiety, and particularly so with issues affecting land and leases.

Property disputes have long been recognised as a complex subject, with frequent changes in the law through legislation and court precedent.  Keeping abreast of these changes is vital and our team has a wealth of experience and resources to find solutions to even the most involved cases. 

The following are examples of some of the issues that can arise in the commercial and private sector.

Commercial sector
  • Dilapidation claims – when damage or disrepair is discovered by the landlord, commonly at the end of the lease
  • Breach of covenant – when a tenant fails to comply with the terms of the lease
  • Commercial rent arrears recovery – helping you recover unpaid rent by serving prior notice of seizure to the tenant
  • Forfeiture and recovery of possession – taking your property back if the tenant fails to pay rent or breaches covenants
  • Lease renewal disputes
  • Rent review disputes
  • Service charge disputes/recovery

Commercial Tenant – Things to think about:
  • Term (or length) of the lease to be entered into.
  • 1954 Act implications.
  • Break clauses – flexibility and impact on rental levels.
  • Repair.
  • Alienation.
  • Alterations.
Commercial Landlord – Things to think about 
  • Term.
  • Security / covenant strength.
  • Investment value.
  • Insurance issues.
Private sector:

Renting domestic properties is commonplace in the UK now. As a result, legal issues between tenants and landlords are more frequent than ever, including:
  • Breach of covenant – when a tenant fails to comply with the terms of the lease.
  • Possession claims – taking back the property if rent is not paid or covenants not performed.
  • Service charge disputes/recovery.

If you have any queries in relation to Landlord and Tenant disputes please do not hesitate to contact our team by phone on 0207 936 6329, Email or by completing our quick contact form (below).

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