Whether you are a landlord or a tenant of a commercial property, contact the department at Clifton Ingram today and our experienced, specialist team will be able to help you with asserting your rights and complying with your obligations.
Commercial tenants shoulder a lot more of the burden in renting a property than do private residential tenants. While the lease is the most important document, there are a number of responsibilities that a tenant has in renting a commercial property:
- Repair and maintenance;
- Fire safety;
- Electrical equipment safety;
- Gas safety;
- Asbestos management;
- Provision of a reasonable temperature;
- Provision of adequate space, ventilation and lighting;
- Provision of toilets and washing facilities;
- Provision of drinking water; and
- Safe equipment
Your landlord, on the other hand, may have responsibility for any aspects of health and safety written into the lease – most obviously, with respect to the communal areas and structural parts of a shared building.
Of course, in the interests of maintaining a good working relationship, you should always seek to resolve any issues through amicable, informal channels of communication. However, as in all professional relationships, disputes can arise and when they do, the commercial property team at Clifton Ingram can help you resolve them swiftly, with your best interests in mind.
Even before disputes arise, our expert solicitors can review your lease and offer you a broad overview of your rights and obligations and the steps you will need to take to satisfy them. For instance, when the tenant moves out of the building, they may have to pay for certain repairs, or carry out work to put the building back into the state it was before they moved in. These repairs are called dilapidations.
Speak to one of our solicitors today to see how we can help you with your commercial property needs.
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Our solicitors at Clifton Ingram can advise you on all aspects of tenant and landlord law with respect to commercial property. We are a proactive and down-to-earth team of highly experienced solicitors; bringing a high quality and professional service to your local area. We regularly advise clients in Wokingham, Berkshire and the surrounding areas including Reading, Finchampstead, Ascot, Sunningdale, Virginia Water, Henley, Bracknell, Crowthorne, Maidenhead, Theale, Farnborough and Wentworth Estate. Speak to one of our team today to see how we can help on 0808 164 1510. Our solicitors will move fast to find a solution personal to you.