Commercial property litigation in Burnley can often pose a particular challenge for tenants and landlords alike, even in what might at first appear to be relatively clear-cut cases. This is largely because commercial property litigation involves notably complex areas of law, which means that seeking expert advice is the best way to make the entire process go as smoothly and as stress-free as possible.
That’s exactly what we’re here for here at Farleys Solicitors. With 60 years of experience behind us, we’re able to provide comprehensive, practical legal advice to landlords and tenants alike, with our characteristic friendly approach that’s free from any unnecessary legal jargon.
Whether your business is an SME or a larger corporation or PLC, our initial steps are always the same – we’ll start by sitting down with you and having a detailed conversation about the nature of your situation, any particularly difficult or stressful complications, and what your ideal outcome would be. We can then use the information gathered in this meeting to inform our ongoing legal strategy, giving it a firm direction with a clear set of objectives.
It’s important for us to say here that not every case of commercial property litigation in Burnley requires court action. We typically only pursue this as a final resort – first, we’ll explore various methods of early resolution such as correspondence, negotiation, arbitration and mediation. This gives us the best chance of saving you unnecessary cost and hassle, bringing you a cost-effective and efficient resolution to your issue.
Our experts provide a diverse range of commercial property litigation solicitors in Burnley, including (but not limited to):
A notable number of the Burnley commercial property litigation cases we deal with involve at least one ‘Breach of Covenant’, in which one or more parties named in a lease contract have failed to adhere to its legal agreements. We can provide in-depth assistance for landlords or tenants in these situations here at Farleys, providing legal advice regarding claims for damages, or termination of the lease in question. We can also utilise our years of experience and specialist expertise to broker an alternative solution between both parties.
Below, we’ve covered a few more of the most common types of cases we deal with, including:
It’s no secret that rent arrears are one of the single most common issues that can arise between tenants and landlords, which gives us a huge wealth of resolving these cases here at Farleys.
If you’re currently involved in a rent arrears case – or you’re considering launching one – it’s worth bearing in mind that landlords have a number of detailed provisions and procedural steps that they must abide by in order to legally recover the rent. These are in place for the protection of the tenants, so if landlords fail to properly observe these regulations, it may open them up to legal counter-actions by the tenant.
Whether you’re a landlord or a tenant, you can trust us to provide in-depth legal assistance and advice here at Farleys Solicitors. We can help you understand your options at every stage of the process, and can focus our efforts on helping you to find a cost-effective solution that’s satisfactory for all parties. Due to the complexity of the process and the nature of the laws involved, we typically recommend getting specialist legal advice as promptly as you can once rent arrears have noticeably started to accrue.
Dilapidation and disrepair are considered to be broadly synonymous terms as far as commercial property law in Burnley is concerned. Lease agreements generally include a number of clauses stipulating the tenant’s legal obligations to undertake certain repairs and general upkeep relating to the property.
If landlords have reason to believe that their tenants might not be keeping up with these repairs for whatever reason, they may decide to pursue legal action. This is where we come in here at Farleys Solicitors. If you’re a commercial landlord, we can provide advice geared towards helping you recoup the cost of repairs and other professional services, in addition to any loss of rent.
For tenants on the other hand, we can provide assistance in helping you to understand what your available legal options are at any one time, and if you’d prefer, we can make tailored recommendations on which specific course of action we feel has the best chances of resolving your dilapidation dispute in a timely, cost-efficient manner.
Shared ownership disputes frequently focus on issues like rights, shares, entitlements, and business interests in the property in question. One particularly common scenario involves one co-owner wishing to sell, while the other may be reluctant to. Not every one of these cases requires professional legal intervention to resolve, but in cases that do, we’re only too happy to provide our commercial property expertise here at Farleys.
We know that shared ownership disputes can often be difficult to resolve, largely because of the fact that the parties involved often have some form of close personal connection to each other. Co-owners can often be friends, colleagues, couples, or family members, all of which can give a highly-charged emotional aspect to the proceedings.
We’re acutely aware of this here at Farleys Solicitors, which is why we always take care to try and resolve these disputes in a sensitive, empathetic manner. We focus on using our decades of experience and legal expertise to make the legal side of the case go as smoothly and efficiently as 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 Burnley 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.