Commercial Lease Dispute Solicitors
The dispute resolution solicitors at Goodman Grant have many years of experience advising dental practitioners in disputes with landlords concerning commercial leases. We have a comprehensive understanding of both the relevant legal procedures that govern these leases and the unique requirements and concerns of those working in the dental sector. We aim to see matters resolved as quickly and straightforwardly as possible, allowing you to concentrate on the non-contentious aspects of your practice.
When operating your business under a lease, there are a host of complex legal issues that can emerge when your lease terminates or when you are looking to renew it. We can advise clients from the earliest stage, identifying potential issues before disputes arise. Whatever your circumstances, speak to a member of our friendly and approachable team to find out how we can assist you in your commercial lease dispute.
Our areas of expertise
Commercial lease issues
Our solicitors are experts when it comes to successfully negotiating on matters such as:
- Opposed and unopposed lease renewals and extensions
- Break Clauses
- Forfeiture cases
- Lease surrender
- Breach of covenants
- Party wall disputes
Schedules of dilapidations can often lead to disputes between commercial landlords and tenants. This can be a particular problem upon the termination of the lease when concerns are raised regarding disrepair of the property. We have a strong track record in successfully negotiating reductions in claims on behalf of our clients.
Service charges and commercial rent arrears recovery (CRAR)
Our lawyers have for many years worked on behalf of clients to help resolve disputes involving the payment of outstanding rent and service charges. These disputes can be complicated, but our lawyers can provide clear, jargon-free advice, as well as ensuring that landlords correctly follow the recently-introduced CRAR procedures when seeking to recover outstanding sums.
Rent reviews can prove to be a headache for commercial tenants – to protect your position, it is essential that negotiations be handled tactfully and sensitively. We can provide advice and support in contesting rent reviews while maintaining your professional relationships with your landlords and their agents.
Forfeiture and possession proceedings
If you find yourself in a position where you need to bring your commercial lease to an end, our lawyers will work on your behalf to find a solution that works for you. We can talk you through your options, liaise with your landlord and guide you through the process from start to finish.
Contact our Dispute Resolution Lawyers
We are sensitive to your needs and those of your practice and will work tirelessly on your behalf to avoid time-consuming and expensive legal proceedings. Our commercial lease dispute resolution service is delivered by expert solicitors who are entirely focused on representing clients who operate as dental professionals. We understand how vital your premises is to your ability to practice and will do everything in our power to reach an agreement with minimum disruption to your business, while also maintaining your relationship with your landlord as far as possible.