Landlord and Tenant Solicitors & Landlord and Tenant Lawyers & Lease Solicitors & Lease Lawyers
Summerfield Browne Solicitors are landlord and tenant solicitors authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. We are a modern and progressive law firm, and we use cutting edge technology in the delivery and provision of legal services, which significantly reduces our overheads, and which means we offer very competitive fee rates. Why not call us for a fee quote today?
What distinguishes us from many other landlord and tenant lawyers, is that we deliver legal services by combining the best aspects of the traditional law firm, with a flexible consultancy based legal services model. This means that in addition to having employed lawyers, we also have consultants, who work remotely, and by using the latest IT and legal technology, can deliver fast and effective legal services.
Our business model means that clients have the option of choosing either, remote delivery of legal services which is simple, effective and cost efficient, or alternatively, the more traditional delivery of legal services via meetings in person at either, our serviced offices, or at the client's business premises.
With the exception of our administrative headquarters, we only use serviced offices for basic needs, such as telephone answering. Any additional fees for meetings are only incurred on an "as and when" used basis, which means that we do not incur many of the significant property overheads, which are incurred by other more traditional law firms.
Our Landlord and Tenants Solicitors provide the following services:
Leases, Licences and Tenancies – our lease solicitors draft, review and negotiate leases. We can provide guidance on all aspects of a lease including, rent review clauses, schedule of dilapidations, break clauses and service charge provisions, including reviewing rent deposit deeds.
Lease Renewals – our lease solicitors advise on lease renewals under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954. We act for both landlords wishing to oppose a lease renewal, and tenants wishing to negotiate a lease renewal. We provide pragmatic tactical advice to ensure, where possible, that our clients get the result they want.
Personal Guarantees – our lease solicitors draft and negotiate authorised guarantee agreements (AGA). The purpose of an authorised guarantee agreement is to provide security if the tenant defaults under the terms of the lease. AGA’a are generally personal guarantees, whereby an individual guarantees the obligations of the tenant, which is usually a limited liability company, under the lease.
Lease Breach and Forfeiture – are you a landlord and your tenant is breaching the terms of a lease? If so our lease solicitors can advise you on the options available to deal with the breach including issuing a claim of forfeiture. Or as a tenant we may be able to draft retrospective licence for alterations in situations where you required landlord’s consent to works carried out to the property.
Rent Arrears and Eviction – if you are a landlord and your tenant is not paying the rent then our landlord and tenant solicitors can assist with issuing court proceedings for eviction, and recovery of rent arrears.
Landlord and Tenants Disputes – our landlord and tenant solicitors advise on all forms of landlord and tenant disputes including breach of the terms of a lease, forfeiture, eviction and claims for rent arrears.
Repossession – our landlord and tenant solicitors advise on repossession proceedings whereby a mortgage lender or secured loan provider wishes to take ownership of a property. We act for both the owner of the property, and lenders.
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OFFICES AND GEOGRAPHIC AREAS SERVICED BY US
We have offices in London, Birmingham, Cambridge, Oxford (all by appointment only) and our administrative office is in Market Harborough, Leicester, Leicestershire.
All correspondence and post should be sent to our Administrative office in Market Harborough and we shall not be liable in the event that correspondence is sent elsewhere.
We provide legal services all over England and Wales.
Please visit our Contact page and submit an enquiry form or contact us on 0800 567 7975 or if you are telephoning from a mobile on 01858 414284 or by email at [email protected]
Alternatively, you can contact each of our offices on 020 3292 1306 (London); 0121 259 0005 (Birmingham); 01223 420252 (Cambridge); 01865 784098 (Oxford); 01858 414284 (Leicestershire)
0800 567 7975