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Is there a signed lease, if so who signed it please?
I have a signed lease, the signer was my wife who was at the time 50% owner of the business. At the time of signing the business had two directors, each holding 50% shares. The day in question when the lease was to be signed the other director called in sick and so my wife signed and a member of staff at the time signed at whiteness.
I was at the time not a shareholder or director.
There was no issue at this time as we were all friends but the relationship is bad now for many reasons.
Then yes you can terminate the lease. You signed it, you left the business and you can terminate it, if it is a partnership
If it is a Limited Company and you signed it on behalf of the company having full authority then you cant' end it
Unless the lease comes to an end or they have breached it
This is because if you had authority then you and the Company are bound by it
So it really depends on what capacity you signed it
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
i singed the lease as the landlord. my wife signed the lease and a member of staff as witness on behalf of the company which is a limited company.
They have breached on several counts,
1) sublet to another company the tenant owns
2) changed locks and not given me a set
3) installed plant equipment into the building without written consent or having even informed me.
4) changed electrics without having written permission or having informed me.
You can therefore seek a Court Order to take possession
You need to serve a notice to quit and then seek a Court order
Does that clarify matters?
how do i do this ?
is there a form i need to fill in ?
and would they be liable to maintain the rules of the lease agreement even though the director that signed it is no longer working or part of the company
You need to complete form N5
Yes they are required to maintain the terms of the lease. it is with the Company not the Director
Does that clarify?
and if i send the letter, how long do i have to reasonably give them ?
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