The functions of an arbitrator are similar to those of a judge, though the processes are less formal than those of a court. Arbitrations are governed by The Arbitration Act 1996. The arbitrator reache… » Read
There are no recommended fee scales so it will depend on the market in the area in question. Fees can be based on an hourly rate, a fixed sum or a percentage of the rent agreed. They can also be based… » Read
No there is no rent officer service. But the RICS run a special scheme for rent reviews for small business premises.
No. If you can’t agree, either or both of you can invoke the dispute resolution procedures specified in the lease. Most leases provide for a third party to determine the rent when the landlord and ten… » 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 for consent.
FRI stands for a Full Repairing and Insuring lease where the tenant has responsibility for all external and internal maintenance, decorations and repairs as well as the liability for insuring the buil… » Read
Who pays the insurance will depend on the terms of the lease you sign. Landlords are often responsible but premiums are often recovered from the occupier.
This depends on the terms of your lease. Normally the landlord will serve a Terminal Schedule of Dilapidations setting out his claim. The maximum amount of your liability is the diminution or reductio… » Read
Yes, but only if the lease allows it. So read your lease very carefully and seek professional advice before you sign it or respond to the service of a schedule or notice.