Whether you’re a landlord or a tenant, we understand that pursuing commercial property litigation in Blackburn can often be an intimidating prospect. It’s no secret that commercial property litigation often involves particularly complex areas of law, which means expert advice is invaluable for making the entire process go as smoothly and as stress-free as possible.
At Farleys Solicitors, expert advice is exactly what we’re here to provide. We have 60 years of experience behind us, enabling us to provide practical specialist advice to landlords and tenants on all aspects of commercial property ownership, management and occupation.
We work with businesses of all sizes, ranging from SMEs to large corporations and PLCs. Whatever the size of your business, our commercial property litigation solicitors in Blackburn always start by sitting down with you at the outset of your case, so that we can discuss the details of your circumstances, and what you’d like to achieve. This will inform our legal strategy going forward, and give us a clear set of objectives to gear ourselves towards.
Typically we’ll only pursue court action as a final resort. Before we get to that stage, we’ll first explore methods of early resolution such as correspondence, negotiation, arbitration and mediation. Above all, we’ll prioritise the methods that we think have the best chance to bring you a cost-effective, efficient resolution to your issue.
Our experts provide a diverse range of commercial property litigation services in Blackburn, including (but not limited to):
When it comes to commercial property litigation in Blackburn, a significant proportion of the cases that we deal with here at Farleys concern a ‘Breach of Covenant’. Essentially, this involves one or more parties failing to adhere to the legal agreements set out in a lease contract. Here at Farleys, we can use our wealth of expertise to provide assistance in pursuing or defending against claims for damages, or terminating the lease in question. Alternatively, we can help to broker an alternative solution between both parties.
Some of the other most common cases we deal with here at Farleys include:
Perhaps unsurprisingly, rent arrears are one of the single most common issues that can arise between tenants and landlords. That means we’ve got plenty of experience in resolving these cases here at Farleys.
It’s worth noting that not every case is as straightforward as it might seem at first, since landlords have a number of detailed provisions and procedural steps that they must abide by in order to successfully and legally recover the rent, up to and including the seizure of the tenant’s assets. If landlords fail to observe these regulations, it may open them up to legal counter-actions by the tenant.
We can assist you throughout the entire process here at Farleys Solicitors, whether you’re a landlord or a tenant. We can help you understand your available options at every stage of the process, and we’ll proactively help you work towards a solution that’s satisfactory for all parties. Due to the complexity of the process, we generally recommend getting specialist advice as promptly as you can once rent arrears start to accrue.
Dilapidation and disrepair are broadly synonymous terms as far as commercial property law in Blackburn is concerned. Tenants are required to ensure that the property is kept in good condition, which means that they must understand their obligations from the outset, and budget for any repair works that might be necessary.
If tenants are deemed to be failing to keep up with repairs or upkeep works covered by the terms of the lease, the landlord may decide to pursue legal action. That’s where we come in here at Farleys Solicitors. If you’re a commercial landlord, we can provide tailored legal advice geared towards helping you recoup the cost of repairs, any loss of rent, and the costs of professional services. If you’re a tenant, we can help you understand your own obligations and legal options, and make our own tailored recommendations on the best way to resolve your specific dilapidation or disrepair dispute.
It’s not uncommon for shared ownership disputes to arise over issues like rights, shares, entitlements and business interests in the property. For example, if one co-owner wishes to sell, but the other doesn’t, this can naturally create a somewhat tense situation that might need professional legal intervention to resolve.
Complicating this is the fact that these types of legal issues can be particularly difficult to navigate, given that the parties involved frequently have some form of close personal connection too. Co-owners can be friends, colleagues, couples, or family members. This can mean there’s often a highly emotional aspect to the proceedings.
We understand this can make things difficult for you, so we make sure to make all legal aspects of the case go as smoothly and efficiently as we can, helping you to understand exactly what options you have available to proceed. You can count on us to facilitate everything on the legal side as best we can, leaving you with more freedom and mental energy to 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 Blackburn 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.
We truly value and appreciate the feedback we receive from our clients, as we look to improve the services we offer on an ongoing basis