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We hold the lease of a shop in a shopping centre. The landlord

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we hold the lease of a shop in a shopping centre. The landlord locked the door believing we were in arrears, but we weren't. We want to get out of the lease. There is a guarantee clause requiring my wife and I to take over the lease in any event. Is the fact that the landlord breached the terms of the lease in this manner reason to terminate the lease?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Property Law
Expert:  Ash replied 1 year ago.
Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you.
What does the lease say about Landlord breach please?
Alex
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The door was locked on the 4th September. We have written, explaining the situation on numerous occasions. They have never replied. They just send regular rent requests, plus one statement.
Expert:  Ash replied 1 year ago.
Then yes, I would consider the lease terminated and get out of it. The Landlord is in significant breach of contract by locking and not allowing access. As such you can rightly assume it has ended.
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
Alex
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks very much Alex.
Just to double check, this would include the guarantee clause?We live in Surrey. Do you know a local solicitor who could handle this for us.
Expert:  Ash replied 1 year ago.
Yes. The guarantee would be void if it was HIS mistake and has taken action.
For a Solicitor locally please see: http://solicitors.lawsociety.org.uk/
Can I clarify anything else for you?
Alex
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No. That's great. Thanks for your help.
Expert:  Ash replied 1 year ago.
Happy to help, good luck
Alex

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