Most of the time, landlords and tenants will not encounter any issues. However, there are some circumstances when a breach of the lease results in tensions arising. In the latest post from Broadbents Solicitors, we take a look into this topic.
What is a Lease?
A lease is a contract that is made between a tenant and a landlord. If the terms of a lease are breached by either party, legal action may be taken. There are often a few ways to remedy a breach of a lease between a tenant and landlord, but the ultimate sanction open to a landlord is forfeiture of the lease – allowing the landlord to terminate your contract early and recover possession of the property.
Breach of The Lease
A lease is breached if the specific terms in the lease are not upheld by either party. Common clauses in a lease may relate to the following:
Sub-letting the property
Carrying out alterations to the property without correct permission or prior consent
General nuisance and disruption
Parking unpermitted vehicles at the property
Due to the fact that there are many ways in which a lease may be broken by either party, there are also multiple remedies for this situation, depending on the specific circumstances of the case.
You may find it worthwhile to keep as much documentation as you can regarding the breach of lease, including any conversations you have with the tenant/landlord and the dates you discovered a breach had been made.
Where a lease is broken by the landlord or the tenant, both parties have rights so it is important that you follow the appropriate steps and seek help legal advice.
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