Is the solicitor acting for you and the landlord then?
The landlord is also yr business partner?
What do you want to happen and what do you want to know?
Yes his wife the solicitor was acting for both my self and them as landlords.
the landlord was my business partner for about four months only. he no longer is a partner
I want to sell the business but i do not want to sign a head lease. or can I just walk away with nothing?
The solicitor is in breach ofthe practice rules/code of conduct because clearly, there is a conflict ofinterest because the solicitor is acting in the interest clearly of her husband.In addition, there is no problem with the original document being witnessed byyour daughter, it is still quite legal. It is not good practice to have afamily member witness it, but nonetheless, the document is perfectly valid. Youhave clearly been misled.
If the landlord/businesspartner is trying to enforce any kind of lease upon you or refusing to assignit to any buyer or trying to enforce the terms of any lease, I would tell himthat you will be reporting the solicitor to the Solicitors Regulation Authorityfor breach of the solicitor's rules.
There is no reason why youcannot assign the lease that you have to the buyer. Although you will need thelandlord's consent to do that.
The most powerful lever youhave is the solicitors conduct.
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