Both landlords and tenants are sometimes affected by forfeiture which is the most draconian remedy which has the effect of terminating a commercial lease, often without the need for any court proceedings. Landlords can forfeit a commercial lease for non-payment of rent by simply turning up at premises early in the morning or late at night and changing the locks.
We have a wealth of experience in acting for both landlords and tenants in all aspects of the forfeiture process. On behalf of landlords, we assist with the forfeiture procedure whether it is obtained with or without court proceedings. The law relating to forfeiture is ancient and complex and sound advice is given to our commercial clientele to ensure that they do not fall foul of the law. We also act on behalf of tenants who have had their leases forfeited. Speed is critical in such cases and urgent applications for relief from forfeiture are made on behalf of the tenant. Whether you are a landlord or tenant, the Perrin Myddelton team ensure that the process is as smooth as possible in obtaining the required objective.