Evictions of tenants from commercial premises can be stressful, frustrating, and surprisingly complicated from a legal point of view. Our expert solicitors understand both the underlying property law (for instance, the particular requirements of pre-irritancy notices in terms of the Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Scotland) Act 1985 and Invercylde Council v McCloskey 2015 SLT (Sh Ct) 57), and the ways in which we can speed up the court process if the tenant will not leave voluntarily. This could include raising any action as a “Commercial Action”, as opposed to an “Ordinary Action”, and reducing certain notice periods (both before the action is served, and after decree has been obtained).
Our expert knowledge means that we are also well suited to advising commercial tenants if they have received a pre-irritancy notice, or if they think that there is a risk that their landlord may try to change the locks on the premises (something that a landlord is not allowed to do without a court order). Our quick and detailed advice has previously halted threatened lock changes in their tracks, allowing the tenant time to try to get back on track.
Whether you are a commercial landlord looking to evict their tenant, or you are a commercial tenant faced with the threat of eviction or a lock change, our expert commercial lease dispute solicitors can provide tailored, fast, and practical advice to help you stay in control of the situation.
If you need advice on commercial eviction issues, the Litigation Lawyers at Miller Samuel Hill Brown can advise on the options most likely to achieve the best outcome. Call us on 0141 473 6745 or fill in our online contact form and we will get back to you shortly.