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Dispute Resolution FAQs

Any questions?

Where is your litigation team based?
How much will legal advice cost?
Do I need a solicitor to review my commercial lease?
What is forfeiture?
What are dilapidations?
What is a section 21 notice?
What is a section 8 notice?
Do you offer civil mediation?


 

Where is your litigation team based?

Our specialist dispute resolution lawyers are based in central Bristol, however we act for clients throughout the South West. We’re also happy to meet you at your place of work or in one of our other offices, if it’s more convenient.

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How much will legal advice cost?

The cost of your advice will depend upon the level of help and support that you need. We recommend that you book a consultation with a member of our litigation team. They’ll talk through your options and offer advice on the most effective way in which to resolve your dispute.

To book an appointment, call us on 0117 325 2929 or complete our online enquiry form.

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Do I need a solicitor to review my commercial lease?

Yes, it’s really important that your lease is reviewed and negotiated by a specialist commercial property solicitor. This will ensure that your lease is fair and that you and your landlord are aware of your roles and responsibilities under the terms of the lease. You should also speak to us if you wish to make changes to your lease.

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What is forfeiture?

Forfeiture is the act of the landlord to end the tenancy before the end of the lease. There are a number of reasons why a landlord may take this action, such as the tenant breaching the terms of their lease (by sub-letting, by example) or by defaulting on their rent.

If you’re a commercial landlord or tenant and you need advice about forfeiture, call our specialist litigations lawyers on 0117 325 2929.

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What are dilapidations?

Dilapidations generally refer to any repairs that the tenant needs to carry out under the terms of their commercial lease.

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What is a section 21 notice?

A section 21 notice is an eviction notice used by landlords when they want to evict tenants at the end of a fixed term. .

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What is a section 8 notice?

A section 8 notice is a legal notice that informs the tenant that, should they fail to remedy a breach within a set time period, the landlord can ask the court to evict them. The landlord may also seek compensation from the client.

An example of when a section 8 notice could be used is when a tenant is in rent arrears and the landlord wants the missed payments to be made by a certain date.

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Do you offer civil mediation?

Yes we do. Civil mediation is an effective method of resolving disputes, quickly and cost-effectively. Rather than resorting to court action, civil mediation gives both parties the opportunity to reach agreement through discussion and negotiation.

For further information about mediation, or to speak to our civil mediators in Bristol, click here or call 0117 963 6202.

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If you can’t locate the answer to your specific question, please call our team of conveyancing experts on 0117 325 2929 or complete our online enquiry form.

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