Commercial Landlord and Tenant

At Battens, we have a strong commercial property following and the Property Dispute Resolution Team assists in providing a full service and will assist in commercial landlord and tenant disputes. We take a realistic and practical approach to landlord and tenant matters.

The legal technicalities involved in recovering possession of a property at the end of a lease, or seeking an extension of a lease, can be complicated and document heavy.

Battens draws on a wealth of experience to advise on the most practical way of proceeding.

We know that it may often be a difficult decision to take action against a tenant and seek to regain possession of a property, and we recognise the importance of achieving a resolution which is both speedy and cost-proportionate. Battens can serve the relevant section 25 or 26 notice, and can advise on what to do when served with such notice.

Court proceedings may not always be the best way to achieve your goals, and we will always pursue other avenues, such as mediation, where that is best for you.

Where court proceedings are necessary, we will pursue the appropriate course of action with the aim of achieving your goal within the minimum amount of time and with the least amount of disruption to you.

Landlord and tenant disputes can be expensive, and it is important to us that potential costs of a case are properly understood, proportionate to the dispute and capable of being funded. We will always therefore give you full advice in relation to the costs, and we will act on a fixed fee basis where we can.

Areas of expertise include:

  • Breach of covenant
  • CRAW
  • Dilapidations
  • Leases
  • Forfeiture
  • Possession proceedings
  • Squatters
  • Section 25 notices
  • Section 26 notices
  • Section 146 notices
  • Trespass