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How to deal with disruptive leaseholders

What do you do if you find leaseholders are consistently breaching the terms of their lease? Brady Solicitors property management experts outline some advice on dealing with disruptive leaseholders.

  • Parking their van outside the block.
  • Hanging out the washing.
  • Laying wooden floors.
  • Keeping pets in the property.
  • Subletting without permission.

These are just some of the issues that block managers, landlords, and – on occasion – other leaseholders ask Brady Solicitors to help them tackle.

Disruptive leaseholders (or even those just unaware of their responsibilities) make life difficult for their fellow residents and give landlords and managing agents a headache.

So what can you do if leaseholders breach their lease?

The first step is to remind your leaseholders of their duties under the terms of their lease. Give them the chance to correct their behaviour.

If however you have a leaseholder who is persistently in breach of their lease and isn’t responding to a friendly word, Brady Solicitors can help you to take firm action through the court system.

For determined disruptors there is of course the ultimate sanction of forfeiture of the lease, further to proceedings involving injunctions or merely declarations/determinations.

More often than not, we find that a disruptive leaseholder will react quite quickly to communication from a solicitor and that court action isn’t necessary in order for calm to be restored.

Get help with tackling a leaseholder in breach of their lease

Contact Brady Solicitors’ property management specialists on 0115 985 3450 or by email and we will be pleased to talk you through your options for dealing with disruptive leaseholders.

You may be surprised how fast a well-worded, expert letter can change longstanding behaviour.

Get in touch with our experts

With hundreds of years’ worth of combined experience, our experts have dealt with nearly every leasehold property matter you can imagine. If you’re currently in need of legal support or advice, please get in touch.

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