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Only on one or more of a limited number of grounds. Examples are cases in which the tenant has failed to comply with his obligations, or been persistently late in paying rent, or where the landlord wi… » Read
See if a figure is mentioned in your lease. A landlord can only claim his/her reasonable actual costs and should not seek to make a profit from the request to negotiate a new lease.
This is very much a matter for negotiation. As far as the renewal of an existing lease is concerned, the Costs of Leases Act 1958 states that if you do not agree to pay your Landlord’s legal costs the… » Read
The lease is likely to contain a “forfeiture” clause giving the landlord the right to repossess the property if you fail to pay the rent within a certain period after the due date, break any of your l… » Read
Only in certain circumstances. Examples are cases in which the tenant has failed to comply with his/her obligations, or been persistently late in paying rent, or where the landlord wishes to use the p… » Read
Disputes are resolved by negotiation with the landlord, or by both parties agreeing to submit to arbitration, or by going to court. The lease will usually make provision for dispute resolution.
Do I need my landlord’s permission to change the type of business activity I carry out at my premises?
The lease you sign may restrict the use of the premises to a specified type of business. The lease will say if a change is permitted but the landlord’s consent will normally be required. Depending on… » Read
This should be clearly set out in the service charges provisions contained in the lease. If an item is not included in these provisions then the landlord may not be able to recover his/her expenditure… » Read
Apart from the RICS Small Business Scheme, it’s not possible to be specific. Each arbitrator or expert will have his/her own costs and fees for a rent review, and there is the cost of any expert witne… » Read