Commercial Lease Disputes

Forbes Solicitors' commercial lease disputes solicitors provide professional legal assistance to landlords and tenants involved in disputes over commercial leases.

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Our commercial lease disputes lawyers can help you to resolve disputes quickly and effectively, whether they relate to rent arrears, repairs, or renewals. We understand the importance of a timely and cost-effective resolution, and we work to achieve the best possible outcome for our clients.

What is a Commercial Lease Dispute

What is a Commercial Lease Dispute

A commercial lease renewal notice is a document provided by a landlord to a tenant when the existing lease agreement is nearing the end of its term. It outlines the terms of the renewal, including rent amount, length of the renewed lease, and any changes in the terms of the agreement.

If you lease a property for commercial purposes, either as a tenant or a landlord, there is always the possibility that you will have to resolve a serious dispute. There are many different reasons why this may happen, so it is important to seek the help of someone who is specialised in this area of law. Not only this, but a commercial lease dispute can affect the day-to-day running of your business as well as costing you time and money you may not have. That is why it is vital that you find a solution for any commercial property dispute as quickly as possible, to ensure it causes the least amount of damage.

At Forbes Solicitors, we have an experienced team of commercial property litigation solicitors who can offer their expert advice and support you to resolve any active commercial lease disputes. Our lawyers will listen to your needs and desired outcomes, so that they can negotiate a solution that works for you.

What services do we offer for commercial lease disputes?

What services do we offer for commercial lease disputes?

At Forbes Solicitors, you can rely on us to help find a solution for you, keeping your desired outcomes in mind. We can offer expert legal advice and support to deal with any property dispute you might be facing, providing you with mediation, arbitration, and negotiation services, as well as court representation.

Our areas of expertise, include disputes covering:

  • Breach of contract/covenant

  • Service charge disputes

  • Recovery of land

  • Lease surrender negotiations

  • Business lease renewals

  • Development agreements

Why choose our commercial lease disputes solicitors?

We have a team of commercial lease disputes solicitors who have extensive experience in handling complex disputes related to commercial leases. We provide practical and cost-effective solutions to our clients, ensuring that their interests are protected at all times. Our team is highly skilled in negotiation, mediation, and litigation, and we work tirelessly to achieve the best possible outcome for our clients. We are committed to providing exceptional client service and building long-lasting relationships with our clients.

Why choose Forbes Solicitors?

Why choose Forbes Solicitors?

At Forbes Solicitors, we offer a bespoke approach to your case, listening to your objectives and desired outcome so we can work towards a solution that works for you. Our commercial lease disputes team have a wide range of expertise and can provide you with a great selection of services, as well as general advice and support in order to get the best result for your organisation.

Who do our commercial lease disputes solicitors help?Why choose our commercial lease disputes solicitors?

Who do our commercial lease disputes solicitors help?Why choose our commercial lease disputes solicitors?

The commercial lease disputes team of solicitors help landlords, tenants, and property managers in resolving disputes related to commercial leases, including rent arrears, lease renewals, dilapidations, and breaches of lease terms. How can our commercial lease disputes lawyers help? Our commercial lease disputes lawyers can help by providing legal advice and representation in disputes related to commercial leases. We can assist with negotiating lease terms, resolving disputes between landlords and tenants, and enforcing lease agreements. Our lawyers have experience in handling a wide range of commercial lease disputes, including rent disputes, lease termination, breach of lease agreements, and more. We work closely with our clients to understand their specific needs and goals, and develop a customised strategy to achieve the best possible outcome.

Our team of expert Commercial Lease Dispute Lawyers have extensive experience in providing legal services and support to clients nationwide. Contact us today to discuss how we can assist you.

Additional Information

What are the common causes of commercial lease disputes?

Common causes of commercial lease disputes include rent arrears, breaches of lease terms, disputes over repairs and maintenance, disagreements over service charges, and disputes over lease renewals or terminations. Other issues may include disputes over alterations or improvements to the property, subletting or assignment of the lease, and disputes over the use of the property.

What are the different types of commercial lease disputes?

The different types of commercial lease disputes include rent arrears, breach of lease terms, dilapidations, service charge disputes, and lease renewal disputes. Rent arrears occur when the tenant fails to pay rent on time, while breach of lease terms refers to any violation of the lease agreement. Dilapidations refer to the condition of the property at the end of the lease, and service charge disputes arise when the landlord charges the tenant for services not provided. Lease renewal disputes occur when the tenant and landlord cannot agree on the terms of a lease renewal.

How can I resolve a commercial lease dispute?

If you have a commercial lease dispute, you should first try to resolve it through negotiation or mediation. If this is not successful, you can take legal action by applying to the court for a possession order or seeking damages. It is important to seek legal advice before taking any action, as the process can be complex and costly.

What are the legal rights for tenants in a commercial lease dispute?

Tenants in commercial lease disputes have legal rights to seek resolution through mediation or arbitration, or to take legal action in court. They also have the right to challenge any unfair or unreasonable terms in the lease agreement, and to seek compensation for any damages or losses incurred as a result of the dispute.

Can I terminate a commercial lease if there is a dispute?

It depends on the terms of the lease agreement and the nature of the dispute. If the dispute is a breach of the lease agreement, the landlord may have the right to terminate the lease. However, if the dispute is a disagreement over the interpretation of the lease agreement, the parties may need to seek mediation or arbitration to resolve the issue. It is important to seek legal advice before attempting to terminate a commercial lease.

How long does it take to resolve a commercial lease dispute?

The length of time it takes to resolve a commercial lease dispute can vary depending on the complexity of the case and the willingness of both parties to negotiate. it can take several months to a year or more to resolve a commercial lease dispute through litigation or alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation or arbitration.

Can I negotiate a settlement in a commercial lease dispute?

Yes, it is possible to negotiate a settlement in a commercial lease dispute. This can be done through mediation or arbitration, or through direct negotiations between the parties involved. It is important to seek legal advice before entering into any negotiations to ensure that your rights and interests are protected under UK law.

What should I do if I receive a notice of breach of lease?

If you receive a notice of breach of lease, you should carefully review the terms of your lease agreement and determine if you have violated any of its provisions. If you have, you should take steps to remedy the breach as soon as possible. If you believe the notice is unfounded or incorrect, you should seek legal advice and respond to the notice in writing, explaining your position and providing any evidence to support it. It is important to take prompt action to avoid further legal action or eviction proceedings.

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