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Commercial Landlord and Tenant

Commercial Landlord and Tenant

Our long-established commercial property department has a broad range of experience in acting for both commercial landlords and tenants who are in dispute or who wish to protect their position in anticipation of a potential dispute.

Landlords

We deal with and advise on agreements under (and excluded from) the LTA 1954. We also advise landlords on forfeiture, statutory demands for the non-payment of rent and other financial and insolvency issues that can arise during a tenancy. We are experienced in dealing with landlord and tenant disputes arising from all manner of situations, always with the aim to reach a satisfactory settlement before court proceedings need to be issued (but involving the courts or relevant tribunal where appropriate) and providing up to date, insightful advice.

We can also assist in negotiating and drawing up leases at the beginning or on the renewal of a tenancy as well as serving the relevant LTA 1954 notices to terminate or renew tenancies.

Tenants

We advise commercial tenants on matters such as repair obligations, how to respond to notices received and situations involving Tenancies at Will and Tenancies at Sufferance. We also review lease agreements and report on them to ensure that tenants rights and their best interests are protected. We also advise on and deal with tenant notices under the LTA 1954 act to help tenants protect their tenancy and ensure a smooth relationship with the landlord.

 

Agricultural Leases

We advise agricultural landlords and tenants on a wide range of matters, including the creation and termination of farm business tenancies, circumstances around agricultural holdings as well as drafting grazing licenses and other forms of lease and license. We also advise both landlords and tenants when the tenant has remained in occupation after the end of the tenancy as well as dealing with renewals, notices to quit and proceedings for breaches of contract and rent arrears.

 

COVID19

In the current uncertain situation there are constant changes in the rules and requirements relating to landlord and tenant matters. Precise and accurate legal advice on how to proceed under these regulations is key to ensuring that both landlords and tenants continue to run their businesses as effectively as possible and manage the tenancy in such a way as to continue to benefit all parties. Our team is here to provide you with that advice and to assist in navigating these constantly shifting regulations and deadlines in an as effective and efficient manner as possible.

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