The main purpose of the Landlord and Tenants Act 1954 is to provide security for tenants in business leases known as commercial leases. It also outlines the responsibilities and obligations of both tenants and landlords. If you find yourself embroiled in a commercial property dispute, it can be a challenging time, both in the ways you navigate the dispute and the emotional toll it may take.
Here at Van Eaton solicitors in Streatham Hill, we have years of experience in the handling of commercial litigation, and we will always work to keep your claim out of court wherever possible by implementing alternative dispute resolution. By gathering the necessary evidence, we can build your case and acquire the result you need as efficiently and effectively as possible.
What Is the Landlord & Tenants Act?
Under the Act, all commercial residents have security of tenure when their contract comes to an end. This means that the tenant has the right to stay in the property at the end of their contract, and they can apply to renew their lease. On certain grounds, the landlord can regain possession of their property, but only if:
· the tenant has a history of not complying to the terms of the lease. For instance, they have been in rent arrears on multiple occasions.
· the property has been sublet, and the premises would cost a higher rent if leased together.
· the landlord requires the property to occupy themselves
If you are a tenant who wishes to remain in the property, or a landlord wishing to evict their tenants, our qualified commercial litigation solicitors are here to help. With years of experience handling a wide range of commercial property disputes, we can analyse your case and find the results you need as efficiently as possible. To find out more about our services, please visit us here.
‘Excluding the Operation’
The security of tenure conferred by the Act can be excluded in the initial agreement between the tenant and the landlord. Landlords are usually the party who want for the exclusion as it confirms that a contract will terminate on a specific date, and they can legally repossess the property. The landlord may then negotiate with the current tenant for a new lease on new more favourable terms , they can seek a new tenant altogether or dispose of their commercial premises if they want to without the agreement of a tenant in situ.
How We Can Help
Seeking legal advice for any commercial property dispute that you find yourself involved is in your best interests. We help commercial landlords and tenants alike, helping them navigate their claim and implementing effective dispute resolution to keep matters as fair and amicable as possible.
If you would like a free consultation, please get in touch with us today by calling 07736790321. Alternatively, you can fill out our online form here.