- Contractual Disputes
- Forfeiture of Lease
Contractual disputes may arise over many different types of agreement, for examples contracts of sale, development agreements and options.
How do contractual disputes arise?
Contractual disputes may arise due to a breach of contract, for example if something that has formed part of a development agreement subsequently fails to happen; however issues can also arise when certain aspects were discussed but may not have been included in the terms of the contract. It is important to note that if the contractual dispute has occurred because the original agreement was inappropriately or incorrectly drafted, this may in itself give rise to a claim for professional negligence against the solicitor who was involved.
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Stirling Ackroyd Legal is a leading London law firm offering a wide range of legal services, and our team of property solicitors have diverse experience in handling contractual disputes. We will look at the facts of the case and provide straightforward advice with a view to reaching resolution in the quickest and most cost-effective way possible. Please contact us and we will be very happy to help you.
Forfeiture of a lease
The forfeiture of a lease refers to the termination of a lease and is a remedy available to landlords when they need to bring the lease and the landlord/tenant relationship to a legal end. Forfeiture of a lease will usually feature in the drafting of the lease itself and can apply to both residential and commercial properties.
When to seek advice
When the issue of forfeiture of a lease arises, it is very important for both the landlord and the tenant to seek legal advice as soon as possible. The specialist property solicitors at Stirling Ackroyd Legal have many years’ combined experience in acting for landlords and for tenants involved in leasehold disputes, and we will provide clear advice and strong representation when needed.
Restoring the lease
In cases involving residential properties, the tenant has a legal right to apply for a court order that will effectively restore the lease as long as any outstanding rent is paid. In practice, tenants will often succeed in this application, obliging the landlord to restore the lease and the landlord/tenant relationship.
From the landlord’s perspective, there is a process that must be undertaken prior to bringing an action for the forfeiture a lease, and the landlord’s position may be stronger in cases involving commercial premises, particularly when the business or tenant is facing insolvency.
Misrepresentation refers to a false statement that has influenced someone to enter into a contract. In property transactions, a claim for misrepresentation may be made by a vendor or a buyer who no longer wishes to be bound by the contract because of this falsity. For example, if someone enters into a contract for the purchase of a property and later discovers that a statement they relied upon was false, they may bring an action for misrepresentation; e.g. if the buyer was falsely reassured about planned neighbouring building works.
Stirling Ackroyd Legal is a leading law firm with specialist knowledge and understanding of the property market in London. We act for both buyers and sellers in cases of contractual disputes and claims of misrepresentation, and can provide advice and representation in dispute resolution and claims for damages. Please contact us for more information.
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