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Commercial & Residential Property Disputes Solicitors

Commercial Landlord and Tenant Disputes

Commercial Landlords may encounter a number of problems in their professional lives which require our expert legal solution such as the following matters:

  • Rent Recovery in circumstances where the Landlord wishes to recover the rent arrears, but does not wish to end the lease;
  • Forfeiture of the lease for non payment of rent where the Tenant is in rent arrears under the terms of the lease, and the Landlord does wish to bring the lease to an end;
  • The Preparation and Service of Section 146 Notices (under the Law of Property Act 1925)  where the Tenants has breached other terms of the Lease for example, by subletting the property without your consent; making authorized alterations to the property; or failing to comply with the obligation to keep the property in good repair in accordance with the lease;

We can assist with the Renewal of the Lease

  • Lease Renewal – if it is unopposed we will  serve the appropriate notices with a view to negotiation of the rent and terms of a new Lease. If agreement cannot be reached we can commence proceedings for a court determination of the terms.
  • Lease Renewal – if it is opposed – we will serve the appropriate notices to oppose the renewal of a Lease based upon appropriate grounds.
  • Enforcement Proceedings. We will always ensure that our clients are given appropriate advice on methods of enforcement: for example by levying Distress. This is the process where you are able to instruct a Certificated Bailiff to attend the Tenant’s premises and take possession of his merchandise either to persuade the tenant to repay rent arrears or in the alternative to sell the Tenant’s merchandise to reduce the rent arrears owed.

Residential Landlord and Tenant Disputes

Problem tenants can cause great difficulties for any Landlord, at the Sethi Partnership Solicitors; we have the appropriate expertise to conduct possession proceedings from start to finish.

Our services include:

  • The drafting and service (that is delivery) of Notices of Seeking Possession under  sections 21 and/or 8 of the Housing Act 1988, prior to commencing possession proceedings in respect of residential property;
  • The drafting and service of Notices of Seeking Possession under Rent Act (1977) regulated tenancies.

If the tenants have not voluntarily vacated the premises in compliance with the Notices of Seeking Possession, we can progress matters to a satisfactory conclusion by conducting the possession proceedings from start to finish.

We have the expertise in these areas of law to assist you in. And our Landlord and Tenant Team have a wealth of experience to resolve any issues with your property and tenant.

Please contact Gurpreet Reehal on 020 8866 6464 or e-mail gurpreet@sethi.co.uk

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