Forfeiture and Applications for Relief


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Forfeiture and Applications for Relief Solicitor Services

Forfeiture is a powerful legal remedy available to landlords when tenants breach the terms of their lease. However, it can be a complex and contentious process, often leading to disputes and legal challenges. Conversely, tenants have the right to seek relief from forfeiture to regain their lease. Whether you are a landlord seeking to enforce your rights or a tenant aiming to protect your lease, our firm specialises in handling forfeiture and applications for relief, providing expert legal guidance and representation to navigate these intricate legal waters.

How can we help you today?

Key Services for Landlords

  1. Lease Forfeiture: Forfeiture allows landlords to terminate a lease due to a tenant’s breach, such as non-payment of rent or unauthorized use of the property. Our solicitors guide landlords through the legal requirements and procedures to ensure a valid and enforceable forfeiture.
  2. Service of Notices: Proper notice must be served before forfeiture can proceed. We assist landlords in drafting and serving Section 146 Notices, detailing the breach and allowing the tenant an opportunity to remedy it, as required by law.
  3. Possession Proceedings: If the tenant does not rectify the breach, we help landlords initiate possession proceedings to regain control of the property. Our solicitors provide robust representation in court to secure a favourable outcome.
  4. Managing Tenant Responses: Tenants may respond to forfeiture actions with applications for relief. We advise landlords on how to counter these applications effectively, ensuring their rights and interests are protected.

Key Services for Tenants

  1. Relief from Forfeiture: Tenants can apply for relief from forfeiture to reclaim their lease and rectify the breach. Our solicitors assist tenants in preparing and filing these applications, presenting strong arguments to the court to obtain relief.
  2. Negotiation and Mediation: Often, disputes over forfeiture can be resolved through negotiation and mediation. We represent tenants in discussions with landlords to reach amicable solutions and avoid court proceedings.
  3. Court Representation: If negotiations fail, we provide skilled representation for tenants in court, advocating for their right to relief from forfeiture and ensuring their lease is protected.
  4. Advising on Lease Compliance: To prevent future issues, we offer advice on lease compliance, helping tenants understand and adhere to their lease terms, thus avoiding breaches that could lease to forfeiture.

Why Choose us?

  • Expertise and Experience: Our team of solicitors specializes in forfeiture and relief applications, bringing years of experience and deep legal knowledge to each case.
  • Tailored Solutions: We understand that every situation is unique. Our approach is personalized, providing tailored legal strategies to meet the specific needs and goals of our clients.
  • Proactive Approach: We believe in proactive legal management to prevent disputes form escalating. Our solicitors work diligently to address issues early and provide clear, actionable advice.
  • Strong Advocacy: Whether you are a landlord enforcing your rights or a tenant seeking relief, we are committed to achieving the best possible outcome. Our solicitors provide strong, effective representation in negotiations and court.
  • Client-Centric Focus: Our clients’ best interests are always our priority. We are committed to achieving the best possible outcomes, whether through negotiation, mediation, or litigation.

Contact Us

Forfeiture and applications for relief are complex legal matters that require expert handling to ensure a fair and favourable outcome. Whether you are a landlord looking to enforce your lease terms or a tenant seeking to protect your lease, our firm is here to help. Contact us today to learn more about how our forfeiture and applications for relief solicitor services can assist you in navigating these challenging legal issues and achieving the best possible results.


“Lorraine provided quick and thorough advice on a potentially complicated property matter. She explained everything very clearly and enabled me to feel confident in my options and decision.”



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Paul Robinson Solicitors is a thriving independent law firm committed to providing exceptional service to clients nationwide, with offices situated throughout London and Essex.

Established in 1983, the firm has steadily expanded over the past 35 years, offering an extensive range of legal services to both personal and commercial clients. The team of highly experienced and skilled solicitors specialises in various fields and is dedicated to providing an outstanding level of service to achieve positive outcomes for their clients. The firm’s cutting-edge technology and efficient systems, together with its support and managerial staff, ensure maximum efficiency, accuracy, and cost-effectiveness.


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