Commercial Landlord Disputes

Experts in successfully managing commercial landlord disputes

Here at Hart Brown, we understand that commercial landlord disputes can be difficult. That is why we are on hand to help make sure you don’t risk damaging your commercial property investment during a dispute. Once you have decided to invest in commercial property you need to be sure that legal issues with your tenants do not jeopardise the return on your investment. Whatever the arrangements let us take care of the details in the documents and the legislation so you don’t have to. If fresh documents need to be prepared, we can call upon the skills of our commercial property lawyers.We are also able to discuss in detail with you the responsibilities of the business landlord.

Our commercial landlord and property lawyers are experts in disputes and have a proven track record of success in dealing with all kinds of commercial landlord and tenant disputes including

  • Claims for non payment of rent or service charges
  • Other breaches of covenants
  • Dilapidation and repair claims
  • Disputes relating to unauthorised assignment or subletting
  • Possession proceedings under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954

This is a complex and heavily regulated area of law where a failure to follow the correct procedure can cause delay, expense and in the worst case scenario a counterclaim for damages by the tenant. In a lot of cases it is important to act both quickly and decisively. Our considerable experience in this area enables us to do both.

Whilst ultimately there may be no option but to issue court proceedings against the tenant we will always explore other ways of resolving the dispute by means of negotiation, a ‘round-table meeting’ or mediation. This is particularly important where you want or need to maintain an ongoing relationship with the tenant.

To speak to one of our team about commercial landlord disputes please call on 01483 887766. Alternatively, give us an email or contact us on our live chat below, we will be more than happy to help.

Who to contact

Jane Crosby

Partner, Head of Dispute Resolution & Accredited Mediator

Partner, Head of Dispute Resolution & Accredited Mediator

Jane Crosby

Jane is a Partner based in the Guildford office and she is also Head of the Dispute Resolution team here at Hart Brown. Jane specialises in employment Law and commercial litigation and brings more than 15 years' experience to her role.

Prior to entering the legal profession, Jane was employed in the aviation industry. This experience is appreciated by many of Jane's clients who note that she is able to take a commercial and pragmatic approach to any legal issue that they face.

Jane acts for a wide range of individuals and businesses and her areas of specialism include aviation, property related industries and IT. Jane regularly advises on aspects of employment law, such as settlement agreements, employment contracts, policies and procedures, redundancies, equal pay, data protection, issues arising from TUPE and reorganisations, the calculation of holiday pay, bonus and commission payments, disciplinary and grievance issues, dismissal and termination issues, the protection of confidential information and the enforcement of restrictive covenants. Jane gets involved in GDPR training for her clients and she is able to deliver tailored employment law training sessions upon request.

As a commercial litigation lawyer, Jane also deals in shareholder and directors disputes, commercial contract disputes and the enforcement of restrictive covenants.

Jane has been involved in successful high value commercial litigation for clients in the High Courts, she is an accredited mediator and she is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association.

Jane is often asked to write for a number of well known publications, including The Daily Mail, The Telegraph and The Week and she has been interviewed on BBC Radio 4.

Here is small selection of the feedback that Jane has received:

“Jane, I cannot sincerely thank you enough for your wise counsel and am delighted to have made your acquaintance. If I am blessed with a new position somewhere I will hand over my contract in the first instance to you. Likewise, any of my friends, peers, romans and countrymen wanting advice, I will point them in your direction.”

“Jane, you have been most resilient on my behalf for which I sincerely thank you for all your endeavours. I have a tremendous working relationship with Hart Brown and you have undoubtedly compounded this further."

“I appreciated the clarity of advice given at a stressful time”.

“A sensitive and highly professional approach and efficient work in the interests of the client”.

“Your advice, conduct and assistance have been indeed outstanding and very professional but also – and most importantly – very humane”.

Lucy Penfold

Senior Solicitor, Dispute Resolution

Senior Solicitor, Dispute Resolution

Lucy Penfold

Lucy is a Senior Solicitor in the Dispute Resolution team here at Hart Brown and specialises in Property Litigation.

Lucy completed her law degree at Kingston University before completing the Legal Practice Course at the College of Law in Guildford (now the University of Law). Lucy qualified in 2012 and brings with her general commercial litigation experience from Central London and Surrey law firms.

Lucy deals with all areas of property litigation including varied landlord and tenant disputes, evictions, neighbour disputes, boundary disputes, commercial property disputes, property disrepairs and dilapidations.

Lucy’s general commercial litigation experience allows her to have a pragmatic and commercial approach to any legal issue faced.

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