Many business properties are leasehold. Landlords are often investors looking to maintain an uninterrupted income stream from their investment properties and protection of the fabric of their buildings. Tenants running businesses from leasehold properties want to ensure they are secure and that their businesses will not suffer from unexpected problems arising out of their lease.

We can advise Landlords and Tenants on:

  • The meaning of clauses in leases
  • The effect of a breach of any clause in a lease
  • How you can enforce a clause in a lease
  • How to terminate a lease and whether there is a right to do so
  • Rights of renewal of your lease
  • Statutory procedure for lease renewals under the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954
  • Rent reviews
  • How to ensure your building is kept in good repair
  • Issues with dilapidations at the end of a lease
  • How to deal with proposed alterations to a let building
  • How to deal with a change of use or other term of a let building
  • Dealing with potential assignment or sub-letting

The relationship between a Landlord and a Tenant is an important one for both. We strive to ensure that our part in this relationship is helpful and non-confrontational whilst being clear about the legal rights and obligations of each party.