Landlord & Tenant

Landlord & TenantLandlord & tenant practice revolves around key dates within leases (e.g. rent review, break option, lease expiry) and requires market knowledge and an in depth understanding of both valuation methodology and the relevant legal principles.
Simon Alexander represents both landlords and tenants to ensure optimal outcomes at crucial lease events.
Rent Review
Most leases include provision for the rent to be reviewed periodically. It is essential for both landlords and tenants to be well advised in order to achieve the best settlement possible.
Simon Alexander has the valuation and negotiation skills required to secure the best results for our clients.
In the event the reviewed rent cannot be agreed, leases invariably provide for the rent to be determined by an independent third party expert or arbitrator. Simon Alexander is experienced in producing high quality, persuasive submissions in this connection.
Lease Renewal
The valuation and negotiation skills required at lease renewal are similar to those required at rent review. However, the legal framework in which the negotiations takes place is different, and governed by statute rather than the terms of the lease.
In the absence of an agreed settlement, lease renewals are determined by the courts. Simon Alexander can provide expert evidence in the event of court proceedings.
Lease Regears
By varying lease length, rent, or other lease obligations it is possible to arrive at a lease structure more favourable to both landlord and tenant.
Simon Alexander has the expertise to advise both landlords and tenants on their options and how best to leverage their existing positions.