Services for landlords and commercial tenants

When disputes about leasehold property arise, they can be emotive, difficult and time-consuming. With the support of experienced lawyers, they needn’t be.

Landlord and tenant relationships can have both a residential and a commercial context. Some tenants live in their leased property, for others it’s their business premises. Either way, a tenant will want to exercise a degree of control over the way in which they use the property, the rent they pay and term of the lease.

Most landlord and tenant disputes come about because either the tenant or landlord has breached their obligations, or because their interests conflict. Perhaps rent is in arrears or the tenant has unlawfully sub-let part of the property. Or perhaps there is a disagreement about a service charge or the terms of a lease renewal.

Landlord and tenant disputes solicitors

Our property litigation solicitors are well-versed in all aspects of the landlord and tenant relationship, regularly advising on:

  • Dilapidation
  • Lease renewal
  • Lease surrender
  • New leases
  • Tenant default
  • Squatter eviction

Our clients have varied backgrounds. Some are commercial landlords who own a portfolio of large-scale premises with multiple tenants. Others are the owners of residential properties. Our team also acts for commercial business tenants.

Whatever the situation, our lawyers see the full picture. They understand the challenges for landlords in dealing with difficult tenant matters and problematic contractual and property law issues. They also understand tenants’ point of view and the personal and commercial considerations that affect their tenancies.

Whether advising commercial or residential landlords or commercial tenants, our lawyers approach every actual and potential dispute in the firm belief that swift and certain resolution is key. Our team sees Court action as a last resort, always fully exploring the alternatives first.

Our fixed fee online services

We also offer innovative fixed fee services to provide choices according to what you can afford and how much support you would like. Our fixed fee services are delivered online, making them cheaper but still giving you the reassurance that they are checked by our lawyers before they are completed.

  • Possession due to Rent Arrears (pack)

    The Possession due to Rent Arrears pack comes with checked documents, and can be used if you are a landlord who needs to reclaim possession of a property from tenants who have failed to pay the rent and are in arrears. The pack can also be used to obtain an order for possession and judgment for the rent arrears.

    This online service contains all the Court forms and documents for the Court procedure that a landlord must use in order to start Court proceedings, obtain an order for possession (where the claim is not disputed by the tenants) and apply for the Court bailiff to remove the tenants from the property.

  • Possession Plus due to Rent Arrears (pack)

    This Possession due to Rent Arrears Plus pack comes with the same checked documents specified above but also includes telephone support from a specialist lawyer.

Please contact us to discuss how our property litigation solicitors might be able to help you.

  • "Nelsons Solicitors Limited offers 'excellent overall service' and boasts broad property litigation expertise, ranging from landlord and tenant disputes to developer property disputes, and issues pertaining to planning, and compulsory purchase orders."

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