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Forfeiture and Possession

Where there are unresolved breaches of lease such as unpaid ground rent or service charge and the lease permits, the ultimate sanction for a landlord and management company is to threaten to forfeit the lease.

This will bring the lease to an end and entitle you to repossess the property with no compensation to the leaseholder.

If arrears are not paid, or the dispute cannot be settled, our dedicated team can be instructed to commence forfeiture proceedings and enforce warrants for possession of the property.

Where forfeiture is not possible or it does not secure the funds, our lawyers can deal specifically with enforcement of judgments using the most effective method to secure prompt payment. In cases where physical possession of property is necessary, our team have high success rates in securing possession.

How SLC Solicitors can assist

  • Issuing possession proceedings at Court
  • Obtaining a court order for possession
  • Instructing a bailiff
  • Evicting the tenant
  • Specialist advice from our expert lawyers


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