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I had a commercial property with the co-op as the

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I had a commercial property with the co-op as the leaseholder.They are suing the guarantor for work needed to be carried out once our lease got terminated.I want to know if I will be liable if the guarantor sues me?Ta
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Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you with this.

On what basis would you get sued? Did you offer a guarantee yourself?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
No I did not but I don’t understand the legalities in the contract and what I am responsible for. This is quite a complicated case, do you mind if I send you the contract so you can scan through?Regards

Sure, if you want to attach it here.

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Have you got an email address as I can forward it on
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Just sent. I will attach some letters from court and other solicitor too.

You are not named in any lease documents?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Sorry should have explained initially, I am helping my parents out Amrik Singh and Gurbaksh Kaur who live with me.

So when you say will you be liable, who do you mean?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
My parents liable as Mr Brij is a guarantor.

I don't follow

Your parents are on the ones on the lease and Brij is the guarantor?

Why is Brij being sued?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Dilapidation claim in excess of 50k

Ok - Brij being sued by whom?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Lincoln corn exchange (co-op) I will attach a few letters

They were the tenants?

Lincoln Corn Exchange that is.

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
No they owned the property. We took the leasehold over Mr Brig and now the business has seized trading end of February 2015.

Ok - then yes, they can be sued. Your parents were part of the co-op leaseholders.

This means that they are jointly liable under the lease.

As such they can be sued by the Landlord.

So, the answer is yes, they can be sued.

I am sorry if this is not the answer you want, nor the one I want to give you, but I have a duty to be honest.

Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Do my parents have to attend on 10 Jan?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
advisable to take a solicitor?

Yes. They should consider a public access Barrister.

You can get one at:

Does that assist?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Thanks for your help

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