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What to consider when assigning a lease?

Assigning your lease is a way to dispose of your legal interest in the lease by transferring it to a third party. The incoming tenant will take on the outgoing tenants’ obligations under the lease. If you would like to assign your lease, you will need to consider the...

What is a Demise in leases?

For a lease to be legally effective it must set out precisely the area given to the tenant, known as the demise.  The property is often referred to as the demised premises as a result.  If the demise is unclear then the lease may be invalid or may be considered a...

Forfeiture Of Commercial Leases

The moratorium introduced under the Coronavirus Act 2020 imposed on forfeiting leases for non-payment of rent has finally been lifted. This means, that as long as the rent due is not now classified as “protected rent” by the Act, a landlord can now enforce its right...