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Commercial landlord and tenant disputes

From a commercial perspective tenancy disputes can be both costly and time-wasting. Unfortunately disagreements do occur but at Bennett Oakley Solicitors our aim is to help you deal with them as quickly and cost-effectively as possible.

Misunderstandings and disagreements over tenancy agreements and contracts occur all to frequently and can be due to a number of different reasons. The following are a list of the most common reasons for contention.

Break Clauses

A break clause provides a vehicle for a tenancy agreement to be ended early. We can provide advice on how to use a break clause to exit an agreement and the procedures which need to be followed.

Rent Arrears

If your tenant is in arrears of rent we can advise you on how to recover payments as quickly as possible.


Dilapidation is the term used to describe a breach in the lease covenants relating to how the condition of the property is to be maintained and then returned at the end of a lease. Disputes of this nature usually arise at the end of a fixed term. A tenant is required to return the property to the landlord in the standard of repair that was set out in the terms of the lease. We can advise both landlords and tenants on their obligations regarding repairs to the property.

Subletting and Assignments

This is often an area for contention as many tenants want the right to sublet their property and most landlords want to restrict them from doing so. We can assist with negotiating clear, concise terms on subletting and assignments when it comes to drafting the initial lease agreement and advise both the landlord and tenant on how to proceed if the issue of subletting comes up during the tenancy term.

Let us Help

Tenancy disputes can be stressful and cost you time and money to resolve. We understand how important it is to maintain the commercial relationship and move forward in a way that provides a win win resolution for both parties. Our experienced, pro-active lawyers will advise you how to best resolve you dispute and we provide fixed-fee pricing so you can budget in advance for your legal costs.

Disputes between landlords and tenants in commercial property can be very expensive and contentious to resolve. At Bennett Oakley our aim is to help resolve those differences as quickly and cost-effectively as possible.

Our Commercial landlord and tenant disputes Team

James Leighton

Managing Director

James Sandbach

Consultant Solicitor

Annabelle Langmead

Consultant Solicitor

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