Lease Forfeiture

A leaseholder may be said to be in breach of the lease when it defaults on its duties under the lease, possibly leading to forfeiture.

Provided the lease contains a clause which permits forfeiture, the landlord may be able to terminate the lease.

In order to do so, however, the landlord must first send the tenant a formal demand (in the case of rent arrears) or serve a Section 146 Notice (in the case of other breaches) before issuing court proceedings. We can advise on every stage of the process for residential or commercial lease forfeiture proceedings.