Being a commercial landlord there can exist several reasons to have the possession of the Tower Hamlets property back and violation of agreement terms by the tenant is common like damaging the property in Tower Hamlets, having pending rents, creating problems for the neighbours assigning the premises to someone else without your approval/consent etc.
Forfeiture implies taking back your premises in Tower Hamlets as the owner once an occupant has rented it.
And, if there is a specific clause in the contract that requires you to do so, you can only void the lease.
It's recommended that all commercial landlords in Greater London include such clause because, without it, your powers as a landlord are restricted.
You can exercise your right to forfeit a property in Tower Hamlets in two ways:
Through this channel you enter the premises in Whitechapel, Canary Wharf, or Isle of Dogs and change the locks.
The tenant may decide to take it up by applying to the court in Greater London for "relief from forfeiture" where if granted, the tenant would reclaim the premises in Tower Hamlets and may even claim compensation on the grounds of wrongful eviction.
It should always be considered as the last resort as it can be lengthy process and it can cost you a lot, however, it's the preferred way of carrying out eviction in commercial properties in Tower Hamlets.
Consider the reason why you want to repossess the property when contemplating the ideal route to take.
If the tenant has failed to pay the rent in Tower Hamlets, giving notice with the intention of forfeiture is not necessary instead you just re-enter the premise.
It is not mandatory to agree on the continuity of the tenancy in Tower Hamlets such as prompt the tenant of any rent that is unpaid, as this may lead to a waiver of your right to forfeit and you will have to wait until the following rent settlement is unpaid.
You must leave a repossession notice on the premise door in Whitechapel, Canary Wharf, or Isle of Dogs which should be done while in the company of either a locksmith or your solicitor who acts as the witness.
In case of any other breaches, you must serve a section 146 notice before you are bound to premises repossession in Tower Hamlets.
This notice needs to be provided by your solicitor to everyone involved, including the landlord, the tenant, and subtenant in Greater London.
It must include the type of violation and whether it can be corrected within a specific period in Tower Hamlets, or if a settlement must be made.
If the violation has not been mended or the reimbursement paid as mandated, then you can continue to forfeit the rent.
When it comes to breach of repair in Tower Hamlets, some rules apply before serving the notice.
In certain instances, you may be forced to give your occupants in Whitechapel, Isle of Dogs, or Canary Wharf the opportunity to file for statutory security.
This protection needs to be sought by the Tower Hamlets tenant within the stipulated 28 days of receiving the Section 146 notice, it is mandatory that the landlord make a preliminary claim for permission from the court in Greater London before making any further moves.
This can be avoided if the lease contains a clause allowing the landlord to enter the premises in Tower Hamlets in order to remedy any repair defect and claim any costs incurred as a debt by the tenant.
The forfeiture process starts with an application to the county court in Greater London for possession.
You must complete the standard claim forms for this purpose and in Tower Hamlets you can now submit these forms online in some courts.
Your solicitor will then serve the claim forms within a stipulated period to the tenant in Tower Hamlets.
This being an area of law that is complex, any delay mistake may be costly and repossession in Whitechapel, Canary Wharf, or Isle of Dogs delayed, so it is advised to always seek legal advice.
Your tenant can apply for relief from forfeiture in the court in Greater London if certain conditions are met.
However, the tenant isn't entitled to this automatically, it is a process available from the court, but if the tenant can gain this then they will probably be allowed to continue to live in the Tower Hamlets property under their previous lease.
If a tenant in Tower Hamlets has received section 146 notice, he is required to make an application at their earliest or they will be fined if known to delay on purpose.
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