We understand that pursuing commercial property litigation in Manchester 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 a good idea to seek legal advice as early as you can.
That’s exactly where we can help here at Farleys Solicitors. With more than 60 years of experience and a wealth of specialist expertise at our disposal, we’re able to provide practical, straight-talking 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.
Our commercial property litigation solicitors in Manchester always begin by sitting down with you and having a detailed discussion with you about the nature and specifics of your case, and what you’d like to achieve. We’ll then use that information as the basis for our proactive legal strategy, ensuring that it’s geared towards your specific objectives.
Court action is never our first resort – first, we’ll explore a range of early resolution options with you, such as correspondence, negotiation, arbitration and mediation. At all stages of the process, you can count on us to be clear and straightforward with you about what options are available to you, and which ones we think have the best chance of achieving your aims in the most cost-effective, efficient way.
Our legal specialists provide a diverse range of commercial property litigation services in Manchester, including (but not limited to:)
Some types of commercial property litigation cases arise more frequently than others – for example, a significant proportion of people considering commercial property litigation in Manchester will likely be seeking legal advice with regard to ‘Breach of Covenants’. 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 provide assistance to either landlords or tenants who find themselves in this situation, helping them to respectively pursue or defend against claims for damages, or provide guidance in terminating the lease in question. Alternatively, we can help broker an alternative solution between both parties.
Some of the other most common cases we deal with here at Farleys include:
It probably won’t surprise you to know that rent arrears constitutes perhaps one of the single most common that can arise issues between landlords and tenants, so it’s one that we’re well-versed in resolving here at Farleys Solicitors.
It’s worth noting that even when rent is in arrears, the law sets out a very clear set of procedures that landlords must follow when attempting to recover the money. These legal procedures exist to protect the rights of tenants, so landlords who fail to observe them properly (whether knowingly or unknowingly) may find themselves open to countering legal action from tenants.
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 all the options available to you at every stage of the process, and proactively help you work towards the most cost-effective and efficient resolution to your issue. It’s not unheard of for rent arrears cases to become more complex as they progress, so for that reason we’d generally recommend getting specialist legal advice as promptly as you can once the arrears start to noticeably accrue.
In commercial property terms, dilapidation and disrepair are understood to be broadly synonymous. Essentially, tenants are almost universally required to ensure that the property they’re occupying is kept in good condition. All lease contracts set out basic expectations for their tenants, but certain contracts may be more specific than others in terms of responsibilities. Therefore, it’s vital for tenants to understand their obligations from the outset, and budget for any upkeep or repair works that might be expected to carry out.
If landlords deem that their tenants are failing to keep abreast of the repairs or upkeep works covered by the terms of the lease, they may ultimately decide to pursue legal action, which the tenant may then choose to dispute. This is where we come in here at Farleys Solicitors, acting on behalf of either the tenant or the landlord in any given dispute.
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 to understand your rights, your legal obligations and available options, and can make our own tailored recommendations on the best way to resolve your dilapidation or disrepair dispute in Manchester.
Most shared ownership disputes centre on issues such as rights, shares, entitlements and business interests of the respective co-owners. For example, if one owner decides to sell the property, they may find this conflicts with the wishes of their co-owner, creating a common shared ownership dispute.
These types of legal disputes are often particularly sensitive, as the parties involved are far more likely to have some form of close personal connection to each other as well. Co-owners can be friends, colleagues, couples, or family members. This can often mean that the legal proceedings are highly emotionally-charged.
We understand the difficulties this can pose for you here at Farleys Solicitors, so we make sure to approach each case in a sensitive, empathetic way. We’ll utilise our considerable experience and specialist expertise to make everything go as smoothly as possible for you on the legal side of things, helping you to understand you options, and which ones we think will bring you the best chance of achieving a desirable resolution to your issue – all of which leaves 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 Manchester 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.