Hello and thank you for your question. I will be very pleased to assist you. I'm a practicing lawyer in England with over 10 years experience.
Are you able to kindly clarify the position - I am having a little difficulty following your initial post.
Do I understand correctly you are presently leasing resturant premises and the landlord is opposing a renewal of the lease on the grounds he wishes to redevelop the site?
OK would it be possible to trouble you to kindly explain the situation a little further?
Thank you. Why did your employer agree to give you the equipment at this stage? Was it instead of wages or for another reason?
Thanks. And finally from what you say you have an agreement in writing that clearly lists the equipment he will give you and states that this will be given to you when the property is redeveloped? Are the premises about to be redeveloped?
Thank you. If you have the above agreement in writing then he may not dispose of the equipment without your consent as you have a right to the equipment contingent on the premises being redeveloped. If he does so you can consider a claim for the value of the equipment that he disposes of instead of the equipment itself.
You may consider writing to the individual reminding him of the provisions of your agreement and a list of the equipment in question and seeking confirmation as to when he expects to make this available to you.
If you become aware that he has disposed of equipment or that the property is being redeveloped and it has not been made available to you, you can consider making a claim for the equipment or the equivalent value of the equipment from the individual.
If necessary you can apply in the county court using the courts online service:
That is fine. Based on this you have no claim against the equipment until the lease is surrendered, but equally he cannot dispose of the equipment because you have a future claim on it. If he does you can claim the equipment's money value from him as above.
Does the above answer all your questions or is there anything I can clarify or help you with any further?
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