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Lisa has considerable experience of commercial property disputes and real estate litigation, with particular expertise in landlord and tenant matters.
She also specialises in leasehold enfranchisement and rights of first refusal matters for both institutional landlords and, occasionally, residential leaseholders.
Lisa has acted for major commercial, industrial, retail and property clients on disputes such as adverse possession and nuisance claims, breach of contract, guarantee liabilities and professional negligence claims.
Lisa offers "pragmatic and easy-to-understand solutions" - Legal 500 2016
"(Lisa) immediately started to provide the type and quality of advice we expect." - Kurt Mather, HSS Hire Service Group.
The landlord in this case took a fairly unusual position in this instance by arguing that a periodic tenancy had arisen. Often when a former tenant remains in occupation after the expiry of a lease, the landlord will want to prevent a periodic tenancy arising in order to avoid the tenant acquiring security of tenure and enable the landlord to regain possession of the property if a better deal can be found.
"A tenancy at will is generally implied where there are negotiations for a new lease, but in this instance the landlord argued the opposite in order to secure rent payment for a longer period.
"The decision should offer some comfort to those landlords who continue to accept rent after the expiry of a lease and while negotiations continue, but do not want to find themselves in a position where they cannot obtain possession of the premises. Equally, tenants should be comforted by the fact that by remaining in occupation throughout negotiations, they are not committing themselves to the premises for a longer period."
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