Landlord & Tenant: Small details, large consequences

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The supposedly small details of leases and licences can drastically influence the relationship between the landlord and tenant. Lack of experience or diligence will ultimately be found out. We provide in-depth practical experience and have a well-deserved reputation for addressing and resolving those ultimately crucial little details. This enables us to be perfectly placed to advise both landlords and tenants.

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"They are able to process significant volumes for us very efficiently and leverage their knowledge of the sector to flag risks and issues"

Chambers UK - 2016

In detail

You wouldn’t leave drafting a lease to a law firm that only has sufficient skills to buy the building. Fortunately, that’s not an issue with Memery Crystal, given our experience both in property disposals and acquisitions and acting for landlords and tenants. When acting for landlords, we make sure the lease covers every aspect of the commercial terms. When acting for tenants, we devote an equal level of attention to ensuring their rights are protected.

We’re often asked to resolve landlord and tenant disputes. We succeed where others fail, which is why we continue to attract so many landlord and tenant clients, from small single properties to extensive portfolios.

Recent matters

Acted for a national shopping centre operator in recovering rent and service charge arrears from tenants, including commencing and progressing insolvency proceedings where required.

Advised a large national retailer on the management of its substantial portfolio of underleases and concessions throughout the UK, as well as on the sale of freehold assets.

Acted for the UK’s largest garden centre operator in recovering unpaid rent and service charges from subtenants, licences and other occupiers.

Regularly act for tenants and landlords in relation to statutory lease extensions and enfranchisement claims.

Gordon Ramsay vs. Gary Love – acted for Gordon Ramsay in relation to the enforcement of a personal rent guarantee in a lease of the York & Albany and defending the allegation that the deed was executed by him or with his authority.

Advising on the redevelopment of central London buildings into residential or mixed use accommodation.

Advising an international retailer on its initial entrance into the London market with a lease in Covent Garden.

Provides ongoing general property advice to Caffè Fratelli in relation to their portfolio of coffee shops in London including dealing with lease renewals and site acquisitions.

Acting for a leading design company on taking a lease of a newly refurbished office building in Central London.

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