Every occupier has a legal interest in the property they occupy. This occupation may be documented by way of a Lease, a Licence, a Tenancy at Will, an AST to name the main ones.
Ultimately this is the document that decides who does what and it is critical for both the property manager and the occupier to be aware of their obligations. More often than not, the occupier is not a solicitor and has limited experience with the legal terminology. It is not in our interests or indeed the Landlords to allow an occupier to get into difficulty and we will endeavour at all times to guide the occupier throughout their occupation.
During the course of a tenancy, the occupier may make changes to their occupation ie Assigning their lease to another occupier, surrendering their lease or subletting etc and we will work with the client’s solicitors and all parties to facilitate a smooth transition.
We will offer guidance to both the clients and their occupiers in regards to lease interpretation where we are capable of doing so otherwise we will ensure they are referred to their appropriate legal advisor.
Where an occupier may be in breach of their obligations we will act accordingly to each situation and ensure they are well advised of their circumstance. We will follow up the matter to its conclusion utilising the most proactive solution and the most appropriate resources available to us