How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Ash Your Own Question
Ash, Solicitor
Category: Law
Satisfied Customers: 10916
Experience:  Solicitor with 5+ years experience
Type Your Law Question Here...
Ash is online now

My name is***** rent a commercial property and

Resolved Question:

My name is***** rent a commercial property and in my agreement mentioned A1. When I contact with the planing I find out that the property actually is sui generies. I try to spoke with the landlord but unsuccessful. I would like to know what I can do in this situation?
Thank you in advance
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Ash replied 2 years ago.
Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you.
What is it you want to achieve?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Hello Alex, actually I want to know, what is my rights? What I can do about because I've been invest a lot of money for me and now at the end I can't trade and I can't pay the rent so I have to leave all the work I've been done for the landlord benefit. I am not happy with that at the end to find that the use is different then that on my rent agreement and I do not like the way he run about the lease. I am not secure at all. I do not know which use I need at the end as we are going to be a beauty salon with slimming treatment, but we do not fall in spacial treatment license and we do not fall anywhere else. The premises is sui generis at the moment.

Expert:  Ash replied 2 years ago.
Indeed. Do you want to leave? Do you want the money back?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

What, I want is to work! Because I give a lot of my self for that. But if is impossible I will like the money back.

Expert:  Ash replied 2 years ago.
Are you being stopped work by the council?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Yes. By the planing because we need to make an application again. The problem is that no one can tell you the 1st one they advise us is a bit wrong. Now they want other but I can not play right wrong game because I need to pay rent at that time and this is not possible for me. Pre application+application will take 4 month is they are on time with them timetable but usually they are not. At they end there is not any secure that they will allow us to work.

Expert:  Ash replied 2 years ago.
Ok, but what is it you want to claim off the Landlord?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

I thing is illegal to rent to me a premises A1 which is not A1. Also that premises was with big EDF debit which still we can not solve it. Fraud, luring...I want to claim the money I invested inthe property EDF Re-connection fee, Planning fee....

Expert:  Ash replied 2 years ago.
So how much do you want to claim?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

How much I have been invested. I don't want extra. This is around 15 000.

Expert:  Ash replied 2 years ago.
You need to write and set out your losses and request a refund within 14 days or say you will go to Court within 14 days. You should make sure you send this signed delivery and keep a copy.
If they do not refund you then you can issue proceedings in the County Court. You can either do this online at: or by completing form N1 and take it to your local County Court.
The Court will then issue a claim which a copy will be sent to the Defendant who will have a limited time to defend it, if not you can enter Judgment and enforce.
If the claim is for £10,000 or less it will be a small claim so you will not need legal representation. Over this value you would need representation for trial.
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
Ash and other Law Specialists are ready to help you
Expert:  Ash replied 2 years ago.

I am just following up to see if there is anything else I can help with?

If you have not done so already might I ask you to rate my answer before you go today please, the button should be at the bottom of the screen.

If you need more help please click reply.