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Found this blog very useful. Situation is, I took out a

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Hi, found this blog very useful. Situation is, I took out a 20 years lease on a shop 6 months ago. I paid £10,000 upfront for the lease, with £5,000 being paid on monthly instalments. I'm 2 months in arrears on the rent and the landlord wants to evict me without any refund whatsoever. Contract appears to allow this! Anything in common law to protect me? Seems very unfair.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: UK Property Law
Expert:  Thomas replied 2 years ago.
Hi Thanks for your question. Does your lease contain a forfeiture clause allowing to evict because of this? Kind regards,Tom
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Yes, it does
Expert:  Thomas replied 2 years ago.
Hi, Thanks. Do you mean that you paid a premium (effectively a purchase price) of £10, 000.00 in order to get the landlord to grant you the lease and have then since paid rent of £5000 per month?Did you also give a deposit?Did you instruct a solicitor to act on your behalf?Kind regards,Tom