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Landlords and tenants
A great deal of our work relates to Leases and Landlord and Tenant matters. The most familiar concepts of a Lease are a long Lease of a flat, at a small ground rent, often granted for 99 or 125 years or longer, and the shorter term Leases of commercial premises, most often granted at a full commercial rent for a term of between 5 and 20 years, with rent reviews at agreed intervals. It is normally the Landlord’s solicitor who prepares the initial draft of any new Lease, and this is then settled by negotiation with the Tenant’s solicitor. Leases can impose significant liabilities on the Tenant which are not immediately apparent e.g. the need for unseen repairs. As a Tenant you are well advised to have any leasehold property which you are interested in acquiring surveyed, and when we act for a Tenant we try to limit the Tenant’s liability so far as practicable. The most frequent areas of work which we deal with are:-
In addition we effect rent recoveries, and also deal with possession proceedings where the Landlord has a legal ground for terminating a Lease and requires possession of the premises.
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