Landlord & Tenant Disputes

Renting a commercial property can be particularly complex and it’s preferable to have a contract which makes rights and responsibilities very clear from the outset. In the case of landlord and tenant disputes, our legal team can provide expert assistance to help you reach an amicable outcome.

Protecting the relationship is important and our commercial property dispute resolution can help to achieve a mutually acceptable agreement. Common areas of dispute include terms of use, rent reviews, repairs and maintenance and payment of rent. Whether you are the landlord or the tenant, we can offer legal advice and help on all aspects of the dispute.

For more information about our commercial property law services please call us on +44 (0)20 3475 6751 or email

More information on Landlord and Tenant disputes

Are you caught in a commercial property dispute? We provide legal advice on commercial property disputes between tenants and landlord, offering advice on what to do.

 A commercial lease between a landlord and a tenant can become subject disputes, particularly if the lease agreement is unclear on any of the key issues. A dispute can cause financial hardship and loss of income for the landlord and could potentially cause the tenant’s livelihood to cease.

It’s therefore in the interests of both parties to come to a speedy solution, if the relationship is to be prevented from breaking down entirely. 

Some of the most frequent types of commercial landlord and tenant disputes are:

  • Breach of covenant
  • Change of use and alterations
  • Business lease renewals
  • Surrenders and break rights
  • Rent arrears
  • Disrepairs and maintenance
  • Forfeiture
  • Rent review
  • Service charge dispute
  • Termination of lease
  • Insolvency (tenant or landlord)
How to prevent and resolve disputes

Giving the matter proper attention sooner rather than later can be key to resolving any differences amicably. Even if you believe you are in the right, keeping an open mind about compromising and all possible solutions will help. Sometimes it’s sufficient for the other party to believe that you are listening and appreciating their viewpoint, even if you aren’t willing to accede. Don’t underestimate the importance of good communication in protecting your rights and achieving a positive outcome.

How you choose to communicate is your decision but bear in mind that written letters, emails and texts can be misconstrued. However, having written evidence of what exactly was said can be useful if you need to pursue the case further, through to litigation.

If you can’t find a resolution to your dispute and you have to take the matter to court, a log of what happened and when will support your case strongly. It’s therefore advisable to start keeping a diary, with photos where relevant, as soon as you can. You should do this even if you hope to resolve the complaint without litigation as it’s better to be prepared.

We have much experience in property law and disputes. Get in touch with us as soon as you can and we can mediate to try and reach a satisfactory conclusion.


Carley Ellis


t: +44 020 3089 8470

Lena Thakrar

Property Solicitor

t: +44 020 3475 6751
m: +44 07939 033 890 

Gaurav Anarkat

Commercial Property Solicitor

t: +44 020 3649 9008

Kunal Patel

Commercial Property Solicitor

t: +44 020 3457 6751


Acted for a pension fund on the £55m acquisition of 3 office buildings and headed up the team dealing with the subsequent estate management

We have acted on both the landlord and tenant side and have completed over 700 lease grants and assignments

Partner Led

Unlike many law firms when we say partner or barrister led, we mean partner or barrister led. When clients work with us, they get constant access to the lead on their instruction. Yes, we have a team of solicitors and juniors for some of the groundwork and necessary research required by our clients, but this is when it makes financial sense to the client for us to do this. We provide constant contact at no extra cost as part of our service as most of our lawyers have their own business, so they know first-hand how important having a proactive, responsible and trusted partner on their side can be. And also how to work to a financial budget, and the way that legal decisions impact the wider organisation, which often requires balancing risks and competing interests.

Proactive Contact

Many ask us ‘what’s different about you?’ and we like to reply, ‘because we go the extra mile’. We see our work as building and maintaining good business relationships rather than just earning fees. How we do this is by keeping in constant contact with our clients and intermediaries. From pre to post instruction we ensure that our clients are informed of all legal issues that may impact their business and therefore lives. That is why we provide daily or weekly updates to ALL of our clients whether there is anything to tell them or not (we don’t charge for this we just see it as part of our service). We like our clients to rest peacefully knowing that when we are instructed, and we say ‘we will take it from here’ they know we mean it.

City quality, outer City fees

The world is changing, and many individuals are realising that lifestyle is as vital to them as is income. We are the lucky ones who can hand pick lawyers who can provide the best quality advice but at outer city costs. Our offices are in North West London which may not be the most salubrious in the market but at the same time this allows us to charge our clients for what they pay for, our advice NOT our office space.

ALL our lawyers have previously worked in large city-based law firms and continue to practise and offer  the same high level service  they provided to clients in the City but without the pressure and demands often dictated by City law firm. This allows us to be competitive on our fees without compromising our service.

All in all, our clients win, which is the way we like it.

Our knowledge and resources are yours

All our clients benefit from the same high level of care and attention whether the instruction is big or small. At the outset of each matter, we discuss the entire process with our clients, including the costs, potential outcomes and issues associated. This is to ensure clients are fully aware, knowledgeable and are in control always. Supporting and ensuring we provide the highest level of services, we offer our constant contact process with the partner or barrister leading  your file, a document log in for matters which are for larger and more complicated instructions and on-going support post transaction should our clients require it. Our aim is not just to get the work done, but to make our clients’ lives easier as we do it, which is why we ensure that our clients have regular access to the resources they need from us.


“Excellent at solving problems and protecting our business.”

Prash Jaiteley, Blue Alpine
Prash Jaiteley,

“Highly recommended. extremely proactive.”

Nick Chandaria, Petroplastics & Chemicals Limited
Nick Chandaria,

“I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them.”

Carol Cooney, Opal Lettings Ltd
Carol Cooney,

“Very good and quick service.”

James Batchelor, JHJ Property Investments Ltd
James Batchelor,

“Always quick to respond and good value for a high standard of legal services.”

Bhawani Patel, Bluevinnie Limited
Bhawani Patel,

“Super professional.”

A & A Thakrar 
A & A Thakrar

“Highly recommend”

Ravi Patel, Omega Pharm Limited
Ravi Patel,

“5 Stars.”

Sam Desai, Desai Property Holdings Limited
Sam Desai,

“The best solicitors I’ve used, hands down, for commercial conveyancing!”


“Would highly recommend Carter Bond.”

Mamta Joshi, Maid in Harrow
Mamta Joshi,

“5-Star service, highly knowledgeable.”

Surinjna Ahluwalia 
Surinjna Ahluwalia

Reena and her highly organised very well experienced team of lawyers and consultants are totally dedicated and motivated with everything they do.”

Rish Kotecha, Kyra Properties Limited
Rish Kotecha,

“Great work by Reena and her team to turn around a dental practice purchase in 7 days under challenging circumstances.”

Chetan Mistry, Mola Healthcare Limited
Chetan Mistry,
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