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Ash, Solicitor
Category: Property Law
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Experience:  Solicitor with 5+ years experience
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We have a lease for a shop and re assigned the lease but the

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We have a lease for a shop and re assigned the lease but the new occupier s have left and we have been told that the completion was not signed by the owners so it is now back with us. The landlords have changed the locks on the property a year ago and we obviously have no means or wish to enter the property but we are being charged for rent and rates for the property . I have read that once the landlords change the locks this is forfeiture is this correct
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Property Law
Expert:  Ash replied 4 years ago.

Alex Watts :

Hello my name is Alex and I will help you with this. Please note that I am a working Solicitor and may be on and offline as I have to attend Court and meet with clients, even at weekends. As such you may not get an instant response when you reply as this is not an ‘on demand’ live service, but rest assured I will be giving your question my immediate attention upon return. There is no need to wait here, you will get an email when I reply.

Alex Watts :

Yes this is correct. Once the locks have been changed the Landlord has taken possession of the property.

Alex Watts :

Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?