cancel lease agreement

  • break lease agreement

    You can not just pack up and move out.

    The termination or cancellation of a commercial lease agreement/s is always a legal conundrum.

    One of the matters that we specialise in is Consumer law and also in lease agreement cancellations and terminations.

    It is a contract and must be dealt with correctly and legally if you want to cancel it or terminate it prematurely ie before its expiry date.

    You cannot just cancel a lease agreement.

    If you breach the lease and simply vacate and abandon the premises the High Court can grant the landlord an order for specific performance.

    This can mean that the court orders you to return to the premises and pay the rental for the balance of the lease period. Alternatively, it can allow the landlord the right to cancel the lease because of your breach and grant an order for damages in favour of the landlord being equivalent to the rent due for the balance of the period.

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