For landlords, it’s a business. For tenants it’s an address. When disputes about leasehold property arise, they can be emotive, difficult and time-consuming. With the support of experienced lawyers, they needn’t be.

Landlord and tenant relationships can have both a residential and a commercial context. Some tenants live in their leased property, for others it’s their business premises. Either way, a tenant will want to exercise a degree of control over the way in which they use the property, the rent they pay and term of the lease.

Most tenant and landlord disputes come about because either the tenant or landlord has breached their obligations, or because their interests conflict. Perhaps rent is in arrears or the tenant has unlawfully sub-let part of the property. Or perhaps there is a disagreement about a service charge or the terms of a lease renewal.


Our property litigation solicitors are well-versed in all aspects of the landlord and tenant relationship, regularly advising on:

  • dilapidation
  • lease renewal
  • lease surrender
  • new leases
  • tenant default
  • squatter eviction

Clients have varied backgrounds. Some are commercial landlords who own a portfolio of large-scale premises with multiple tenants. Others are the owners of residential properties. Our team also acts for commercial business tenants.

Whatever the situation, our lawyers see the full picture. They understand the challenges for landlords in dealing with difficult tenant matters and problematic contractual and property law issues. They also understand tenants’ point of view and the personal and commercial considerations that affect their tenancies.

Whether advising commercial or residential landlords or commercial tenants, our lawyers approach every actual and potential dispute in the firm belief that swift and certain resolution is key. Our team sees court action as a last resort, always full exploring alternatives first.

Please contact us to discuss how our property litigation solicitors might be able to help you.