Are you a business owner in London facing a commercial lease dispute? It’s crucial to understand your legal rights and seek professional guidance to navigate through such challenging situations. Our team of experienced commercial lease dispute solicitors in London is here to provide you with the expertise you need to protect your interests.
In this blog, we’ll delve into the intricacies of commercial lease disputes, shed light on your rights as a tenant, and explain how our dedicated solicitors can assist you in resolving these matters efficiently.
Know Your Legal Rights with a Commercial Lease Dispute
Navigating a commercial lease dispute can be challenging, but with the support of our experienced solicitors, you can assert your rights effectively. Here’s an overview of the key legal rights you should be aware of:
(1) Lease Termination and Renewal
As a tenant, you have the right to expect a fair and reasonable lease termination process. Our solicitors will review your lease agreement and advise you on the proper notice period, termination conditions, and potential renewal options available to you.
(2) Rent and Service Charge Disputes
If you encounter issues with rent or service charge payments, it’s crucial to address them promptly. Our solicitors can assess the validity of the charges, negotiate with landlords on your behalf, and guide you through the process of resolving such disputes.
(3) Repairs and Maintenance
Landlords have a legal obligation to maintain the property in a habitable condition. If you face repair or maintenance issues, our solicitors can help you understand your rights, communicate with the landlord, and seek appropriate remedies to ensure the property meets acceptable standards.
(4) Breach of Lease Terms
Should your landlord breach any lease terms, it’s important to take appropriate action. Our solicitors will assess the situation, determine the impact on your rights, and advise you on the best course of action, whether it involves negotiation, mediation, or pursuing legal remedies.
Anwar Legal can act on a broad range of commercial landlord and tenant disputes, including:
- Interpretation of the clauses in a lease and licence,
- Forfeiture of the lease by re-entry,
- Commercial rent arrears,
- Service of notices,
- Dilapidations and disrepair claims,
- Breaches of the covenants and more.
My Tenant has left the Premises and there is Disrepair and Damage, Can I Make a Claim For Losses?
The starting point is to check your lease and the covenants of repairs and/or clause(s) when the tenant leaves the premises. Usually, the covenants will say the tenant needs to repair and maintain the property throughout the term of the lease and return the premises in good condition at the end of the lease.
You should appoint a surveyor to prepare a schedule of dilapidations that details the breaches of the covenants of the lease, the cost of repair, and more. We can help you to recover your losses if you have a claim for dilapidation.
When faced with a commercial lease dispute in London, understanding your legal rights and seeking professional assistance are crucial steps toward achieving a favorable resolution. Our team of dedicated commercial lease dispute solicitors in London is committed to providing you with comprehensive legal advice and representation.
Landlords and tenants involved in commercial lease disputes should consider whether early mediation is a possibility to negotiate a settlement. Mediation can be highly successful. For more information, read our blog Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR).
Still not convinced? Read some of our property dispute success stories and testimonials on how they settled their lease dispute using our legal service.