Hi, Looking through the lease i cannot see anything that covers this point for either us or for the landlord.
There is a doctors surgery moving in that requires specific refurbishment works. They have stated it could take up to 8 weeks.
I sent you a reply,whilst your answer was coming in which i think covers the points you have raised. i did say in my original question. "Can you please advise if we could seek an injunction to stop these works and if this is the right course of action? Or what you would advise?"
So it appears we have a slim chance of seeking an injunction so what other options are open to us to put pressure on them to stick to the agreement? Given i am not interested in a rent reduction.
So to sum up, there is nothing legally i can do to stop the works.
Assuming this is correct, the options open to me are simply to communicate with the landlord for him to enforce strict timelines for noisy work with the contractor. With the only option open to me to enforce that, is to state that we will terminate the lease agreement because we cannot use the office for the intended purpose?
Thank you. My colleague is no longer available and I have been asked toreview the answer for you.
I can confirm that the information given by my colleague is correct.
I would add that there is nothing to stop you applying for an injunctionbut it would be up to the court to decide (and for you to prove) whether thenoise was reasonable or not.
It is not a risk that I would be wanting to take if I was spending my money.
What it is worth doing is getting a solicitor to write a really snottyletter threatening an application for an injunction and costs unless the noiseis toned down and limited to certain hours. If they take no notice however Iwould not be going to court.
As my colleague said, you can seek a rental reduction from the landlordwhat she did it tell you (just in case you were thinking of it) is that youcannot hold any rent.
Can I help further?
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