1. Once the term of a lease is up, then to remain there you are overholding. Normally a lease will give a landlord a power of re-entry upon expiry of a lease. So here the landlord can effectively come in and force eviction. You would need to go to court and get an order permitting you to remain there or else negotiate some arrangement to stay, such as a caretaker agreement. You would effectively be seeking relief against ending of the lease.
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We have a sub lease that expires on or about the same date as the head lease.
The head lease has no right to enter the premises.
there is no reason why the should at the expiry of their lease
In domestic terms that would make us a squatter, however the issue is that the landlords agents has at the last minute changed the terms.
Please answer the question
Can the landlord force an eviction, or does he have to go to court.
If he goes to court can we reasonably expect to be allowed a period of time to find alternative premises
The head lease and the sub lease are expiring.
The sub lease is outside the landlords and tenants act, hence there is no right to renew.
The issue is that we had "subject to contract " agreed the terms of a new lease. Hence we stopped looking for a new office.
At the last minute the landlords agent has started to un reasonably change the terms and significantly increase the rental costs.
We are now under pressure to agree or leave.
I think both parties want to agree, but the agent thinks they can bully us to accept the new terms.
My question is the mechanism to make us leave. If I know that the landlord has to go to court, and the court may grant us say 6 months to find a property, then we can buy time to agree a sensibly negotiation
Your thoughts please