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What is a commercial landlord and tenant dispute?

A commercial landlord and tenant dispute is an argument between a landlord and a company tenant. This type of dispute can be a heavy burden for a company, especially if the matter escalates and results in the landlord pushing for repossession of the property. 

As a result, landlord and tenant disputes require fast action to prevent a harmful situation for both parties. Not acting quick enough can result in the dispute escalating and creating more damaging consequences.

How can I resolve a commercial landlord and tenant dispute?

The solution to resolve such a dispute depends entirely on the severity of the case and the outcome you desire. Some businesses and landlords simply want the dispute to be alleviated. Whereas, in other instances, a client may wish to pursue legal action to get compensation and enforce punitive measures.

Regardless of whether you have a clear idea of what you wish to seek, our solicitors encourage you to seek credible legal advice. Only when you are fully informed about your options and all the potential outcomes, are you in a position to make an informed decision.

How much will it cost to resolve a commercial landlord and tenant dispute?

Each case is different, which is why it’s impossible to give you an estimate on the cost of your case without knowing any details. But, we offer an untimed initial consultation priced at £108, including VAT to inform us of the details of your case. Once, we have had this consultation, our solicitors will provide information on:

  • How long they expect it will take to achieve your desired outcome
  • How much you can expect to pay
  • The work that is involved, for example, drafting and sending a letter before action, going through mediation or filing the case at court

Should you choose to instruct our firm, we will write to you confirming our fee estimate, so you or your company are rest assured that there will be no hidden fees.

If your case needs to be referred to a court, there may be additional administration fees (printing, bundle assembly and postage), as well as any relevant court fees payable to the court.

If a matter is settled after a letter before action is sent, it may cost as little as £400 plus VAT. However, a dispute that proceeds to court could charge over £10,000 plus VAT.

How long does it normally take to resolve a commercial landlord and tenant dispute?

Again, this will depend on the complexity of your matter. However, for straightforward cases that settle after a letter before action is sent, this could be as short as 1-2 weeks.

For cases that proceed to the County or High Court, this will depend on the court’s availability and could be anything from 6 months to 2 years from start to end.

To get an accurate estimate to your case, you will have to book an initial consultation by calling our solicitors on 01273 726951 Once we have learnt the specifics of your situation, we will be in an informed position to give you an accurate time frame.

Key stages involved in a commercial landlord and tenant dispute

Depending on your matter, a typical landlord and tenant case would involve:

  1. Initial consultation to understand your matter
  2. Review of the terms of the contract and calculating any losses
  3. Advising on the contract, the breaches, your dispute and evidence needed regarding your claim
  4. Drafting and sending a letter before action to the other side outlining your claim and position
  5. Dealing with the response, if any
  6. Drafting and finalising your particulars of claim
  7. Issuing your claim at the court
  8. Dealing with the defence from the other side
  9. Progressing through the standard litigation court process
  10. Settling the claim out of court or going to trial if no settlement can be reached
  11. Enforcing the judgement if it’s in your favour or appealing any decision if unsuccessful, if there is reason to believe this would be successful

Not not every case will go through all of these stages. Many cases will be resolved after stage 4 if the evidence is compelling and the breach is clear.

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6 Reasons to Choose Britton and Time’s…

Commercial Landlord and Tenant Dispute Solicitors

Britton and Time is proudly regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and our solicitors believe in offering no nonsense, common sense advice with up-front pricing. We do this through our 6-point service guarantee:


We will offer fixed fees where possible, and if not, we will state clearly what your case is estimated to cost, alongside hourly rate options so you can judge what works for you


We will inform you when we know there will be third party costs to be paid. If additional third party payments are required, we will always seek your approval first


We will let you know how long your case will take, what delays you can expect, and our solicitors will always reply to you in a timely manner


We bill every month, with detailed accounts of what you are being charged for. Our solicitors are happy to discuss if you have any questions about your bill.


Before work starts, we will tell you what work needs to be done to reach the best outcome for you, and what your options are once you reach that point


We never take on cases we do not feel we can do justice and if your case does not need a solicitor, we will tell you just that and advise you what your options are

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