Breach of covenant

Trusted advice on unauthorised change of use, alterations, sub-letting, nuisance and other breaches of lease

JB Leitch works on behalf of landlords, remedying breaches of covenant by leaseholders (whether a residential leaseholder or a breach of a commercial lease) which may include:
  • change of use from commercial to residential;
  • unauthorised alterations;
  • unlawful sub-letting;
  • failure to notify of assignment or transfer;
  • nuisance; or
  • disrepair.
Often the landlord must take action in order to avoid being in breach of lease with other leaseholders in the block or being deemed to having waived the right to forfeit over the said breach.  Taking action may also deter other leaseholders within a development acting in a similar manner.
Breach issues can sometimes generate negative feeling towards managing agents.  By instructing JB Leitch, managing agents take themselves out of the picture and help to defuse the situation. 
We can provide training to assist in identifying Breach of Covenant cases or read our:

Insider's Guide to Breach of Covenant



Who to contact

Karen Bolland
Business Development Director


Philip Parkinson
Legal Director


Related services

Commercial Property Litigation

Let's talk, office, hotel or car park.

Read more

Swift and concise advice on the forfeiture of either residential or commercial premises

Read more
Technical and complex claims

Commercially astute litigation and tribunal representation

Read more