If a commercial tenant is in rent arrears or serious breach of their lease agreement the landlord may want to terminate the tenancy. It is vital landlords wanting to take this action do so lawfully.
There is no automatic right to forfeit a lease, unless there is a specific clause in the agreement setting out when this can happen. Because of this, you must make it clear to your tenant you want to end a lease.
You may be able to gain repossession of your property just by changing the locks, but this must be done peaceably to avoid breaking the law. Alternatively, you may be able to get a court order for repossession. In either case, it is vital you get expert legal advice.
If you are a tenant facing forfeiture, we can advise you of your rights. Where eviction is wrongful, we can put in a claim for damages and may be able to get you reinstated in the property.
We will always provide our commercial clients with a fixed fee estimate upfront so you know what to expect, and we’ll keep you informed of any changes as your case progresses.