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Commercial Property Disputes Resources

As a commercial property owner, landlord or tenant you may experience a wide range of problems that we can assist you with.

For example, as a landlord you may experience difficulties due to your tenant’s non-payment of rent or their failure to comply with their obligations under the terms of the lease.  Similarly, as a commercial tenant, you may encounter difficulties as a result of the landlord’s failure to comply with the terms of the lease or due to their unreasonable claims and demands.

When advising you in relation to the options available, we will have regard to the goals that you are seeking to achieve and the commercial realities of your individual circumstances.

Examples of the types of case that we deal with are as follows:

  • Recovery of commercial rent arrears
  • Forfeiture of leases
  • Bringing and defending dilapidations claims
  • Serving section 146 notices
  • Addressing breaches of covenants
  • Dealing with contentious lease renewals
  • Building and Construction disputes

Our Dispute Resolution teams in Chesterfield, Mansfield and Sheffield are skilled in using a variety of different methods to resolve these types of case, including negotiation, Alternative Dispute Resolution and Court proceedings.

We offer an initial fixed-fee appointment followed up with a detailed advice letter, to assist you in establishing the merits of your case and to provide you with a suggested course of action.

Fireworks, bonfires and the law

Fireworks, bonfires and the law

If you are considering an at-home fireworks display or perhaps a bonfire, you need to be sure that you do not fall foul of the law. Rules concerning fireworks and bonfires are designed to keep us all safe and to prevent nuisance in the neighbourhood. In this article, we run through some key questions about fireworks, bonfires and the law.

Gender Pay Gap Reporting: Your Questions Answered

Gender Pay Gap Reporting: Your Questions Answered

Over time, the gap between women’s and men’s median hourly earnings has been narrowing. In fact, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS) it has fallen by over a quarter among full-time employees in the last decade.

 

Right to refuse a business tenancy cannot be misused

Right to refuse a business tenancy cannot be misused

An interesting case is currently making its way through the court system and may have far reaching implications for the landlord/tenant relationship in relation to tenancy renewals; making it more difficult for a landlord to refuse the renewal of a tenancy.

Making the UK safe online!

Making the UK safe online!

The days of poison pen letters may be in the past but the tendency of some individuals to publish offensive comments about others is “alive and well” and, indeed, has increased significantly; being one of the unintended consequences of the rise of online social media. Unfortunately, however, our laws struggle to keep up with the rate of change.
Swifter justice for London bus and tube fare dodgers

Swifter justice for London bus and tube fare dodgers

More than 3,000 tube and bus fare dodgers have been sentenced through a revolutionary new digital sentencing system.
New steps to combat VAT fraud by overseas online sellers

New steps to combat VAT fraud by overseas online sellers

The loss of VAT from the sale of goods online continues to be a problem for HMRC, with the tax losses for 2015-16 from goods sold by overseas businesses but routinely stored and dispatched to UK consumers from within the UK, estimated to be between £1 billion and £1.5 billion. Following HMRC’s consultation, which concluded in March last year, the responses to the idea of ‘split payment’ as a way to tackle the problem show that whilst such a method would bring challenges, there is broad agreement that it is a workable solution.

Who Owns Their Web Name?

Who Owns Their Web Name?

You might think that you would have the right to stop your name being used in a web address without your consent. But you’d be wrong.

Ignorance as a Defence in Law

Ignorance as a Defence in Law

There are in fact circumstances where ignorance is a perfectly valid defence.

Pressure on litigation costs from “Proportionality”

Pressure on litigation costs from “Proportionality”

New rules on the losing side paying the costs of the winning side in litigation can leave “winners” significantly out of pocket.

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