All commercial landlords and tenants should make sure they are aware of all the terms of their lease agreement, also known as covenants. If not, you could find yourself subject to a breach of covenant claim. Most of these claims can only be settled in court and we can provide the expert support and advice you’ll need for your claim to succeed.
When it comes to forfeiture and recovery of possession we can assist if a commercial tenant is in rent arrears or serious breach of their lease agreement and the landlord may want to terminate the tenancy. On the other hand, we can also advise tenants facing forfeiture of their rights if eviction has been wrongful.
All commercial leases will set out the tenant’s obligations to keep the property in good repair. Dilapidation and failing to repair disputes usually arise at the end of a lease term and can be costly and time consuming, often ending up in court. Our lawyers will help you decide on the best course of action, whether you are a landlord or a tenant and we do our best to settle cases before they come to court.
Finally, although most commercial lease renewals are governed by a statutory process, it is complicated and can be confusing. Even if you and your landlord or tenant agree about the terms for renewal, or termination, you should get expert legal advice. We work for both commercial landlords and tenants and will be able to provide expert guidance.