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Our experienced Commercial Real Estate team can assist you with any issues relating to consents or licences for alterations, assignment of leases, underletting, deeds of variation and rent or other lease concessions. We also can help with rent reviews, security of tenure and the 1954 Act and any other issues related to leases and the ongoing management of relationships.

We can also provide advice on any issues that arise during the lifetime of a lease. For tenants, this could include questions about your lease obligations or how to handle lease renewals, or for landlords, this could include advice on any statutory obligations associated with letting your property.

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Chambers and Partners

FAQs- Landlord and Tenant management

No. Whether a service charge is payable or not depends on the terms of the lease and whether the lease demise forms part of a larger building or estate, where services are provided. Insurance rent is often payable on top of the rent, as a landlord usually prefers to be responsible for insuring its property, with the tenant reimbursing the cost of the premium.

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  • Commercial Real Estate

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  • Commercial Real Estate

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  • Commercial Real Estate

What happens when a tenant serves a break notice ‘early’?

To exercise the break option, the tenant had to provide the landlord with at least six months’ notice, and in order for the notice to be valid, it must be served by special delivery or have receipt acknowledged by the landlord.

  • 01 February 2024
  • Commercial Real Estate

Can a tenant forfeit their own lease?

In the unusual case of NPS (40GP) Limited v Liberty Commodities Limited EWHC 2137 (Ch), a landlord had to dispute a claim by their tenant that their lease had been forfeited, after their key card access to the building had been revoked following routine maintenance.

  • 25 January 2024
  • Commercial Real Estate

Can the Local Authority force me to lease my commercial property?

This article explores the key aspects of the Levelling-up and Regeneration Act 2023 (LURA 2023) that may impact landlords in England.

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  • Commercial Real Estate

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