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Forfeiture and rent arrears

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Southampton +44 (0)2381 511 511


At Tennyson we have much successful experience in advising and representing both residential and commercial landlords and tenants in actions for lease forfeiture and arrears of rent/breach(es) of covenant (whether you are a defendant or a claimant) or relief from forfeiture/possession.

Our experienced barristers are here to help you, and can act quickly to seek an injunction if, as a tenant, you have been wrongly excluded from your business or residential premises, and are seeking relief from forfeiture/possession. Further if you are suffering harassment or antisocial behaviour either in your capacity as a landlord or as a tenant. Or if you seek legal advice and representation in relation to, for example, assignment or subletting of the lease without consent, damages claims arising, or have been the subject of a serious real estate fraud.

Actions for forfeiture of a long residential lease based on arrears of rent and /or breaches of other covenants in a lease may be protracted and very expensive for both landlord and tenant. Parties are tied together by their long term contractual lease relationship leading to litigation often being tense with an atmosphere of mistrust between the parties. We can assist by providing legal advice which is both practical, relevant, and at a reasonable cost to you. We can assist with any appeals from decisions made in your case as well as advising on issues related to costs.

If instructed, we can conduct negotiations on your behalf and help you mediate your case. Exploring the issues and assisting you in reaching a solution or compromise which all parties will be confident in.

Our clients have ranged from small individual landlords to large property owning company landlords and individual tenants or corporate tenants. We have acted for many London landlords and tenants over the years as well as in the local area. We do not charge travel time or travel costs to represent you in hearings or trials in the County Court of Central London or the London Business and Property Courts of England and Wales. This travel policy does not apply to hearings or trials taking place elsewhere.

To assist you in your choice of advocate please refer to our barrister pages for our barrister profiles, and mediators page. Also, please make use of the short list facility to help you choose your barrister or mediator, our enquiry form, and our book an appointment page. You may ask your solicitor to contact us for you or approach us by public access.

The following members of Chambers may be engaged for Landlord and Tenant – forfeiture and rent arrears namely –

Susan Brown.

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For more information about our members and services please contact us.

Our telephone number in Southampton United Kingdom is +44 (0) 2381 511511.

For clients wishing to have a conference in London United Kingdom then please dial the London UK appointments number of +44 (0)203 407 0047.

Alternatively, you may email