We know that pursuing commercial property litigation in Accrington can be an intimidating prospect, whether you’re a landlord or a tenant. Cases of this nature often involve particularly complex areas of law, so to save yourself unnecessary stress and expense, it’s best to seek legal advice at the earliest opportunity.
That’s where we can help here at Farleys Solicitors. With 60 years of experience behind us, our team provide practical, specialist advice to landlords and tenants on all aspects of commercial property ownership, management and occupation. We act on behalf of clients of all sizes, from SMEs to large corporations and PLCs.
Our commercial property litigation solicitors in Accrington always begin by having a detailed discussion with you about your circumstances and ideal outcome for the situation. We’ll use this discussion as a starting point to develop a tailored, proactive legal strategy geared towards your specific objectives.
We never use court action as a first resort, but will first explore a range of early resolution solutions such as correspondence, negotiation, arbitration and mediation. At all stages, we’ll focus on using our wealth of specialist expertise and experience to find you a cost-effective, efficient resolution to your issue.
Our experts provide a diverse range of commercial property litigation services in Accrington, including (but not limited to):
While we provide a comprehensive range of commercial property litigation services in Accrington, a significant proportion the most common cases that we deal with here at Farleys Solicitors involve a ‘Breach of Covenant’, in which one or more parties fail to adhere to the agreements made in a lease contract. We can assist in legal efforts to claim damages, terminate the lease in question, or broker an alternative solution between both parties.
Some more of the most common cases we deal with here at Farleys include:
Rent arrears constitutes perhaps one of the single most common issues between landlords and tenants, so we’re well-practised in resolving these issues here at Farleys Solicitors, occasionally working in close partnership with legal experts from other departments.
The law stipulates that landlords must abide by detailed provisions and procedural steps to recover rent, up to and including seizure of the tenant’s assets. If landlords fail to abide by these, it can open them up to legal counter-actions by the tenant.
Whether you’re a landlord or a tenant, we can provide specialist advice to guide you through the process, give you clear advice as to your available options at any given time, and prevent your case from being affected by common legal pitfalls. Due to the complexity of the process, and the often emotionally-charged nature of the case, we recommend getting specialist advice as promptly as you can once rent arrears are accrued.
This is another common area where landlords and tenants often encounter disagreements. Understandably, landlords require the property to be left in good condition, and so tenants need to understand their obligations from the outset, and budget for any repair works that might be necessary.
If landlords perceive that tenants may not be keeping up with certain repairs or upkeep works covered by the terms of the lease, they may decide to pursue legal action. That’s where we can help here at Farleys, with in-depth legal advice which addresses the cost of repairs, any loss of rent, and the costs of professional services (such as cleaning). We can also provide tenants with advice as to their own obligations and available legal options in dilapidation disputes.
Shared ownership disputes can often arise over issues such as rights, shares, entitlements and business interests in the property. One particularly frequent scenario involves one co-owner wishing to sell, a wish that might conflict with the feelings of the other co-owner.
Legal issues of this nature can be exceptionally difficult to navigate, since it’s common for co-owners to have some form of personal relationship with each other as well. They may be friends, colleagues, couples, or family members, all of which means that there’s often a highly emotional aspect to legal proceedings.
We take care to account for this emotional aspect here at Farleys, as we provide practical, actionable legal advice tailored to your specific situation, helping you understand exactly what your available options are at any given time. That way, you can rely on us to make the entire process go as smoothly as possible on the legal side, leaving you free to give more focus on how you want to handle any personal relationships involved.
Farleys Solicitors LLP is a friendly, trusted, and straight-talking local firm with over 60 years of experience in serving clients in Accrington and across the North West. Our solicitors draw upon a wealth of knowledge and industry-specific expertise in order to answer all of your most pressing questions regarding commercial property litigation.