Retail landlord continue to suffer as data reveals that December and January administrations have led to more than 1,400 stores across the UK being at risk of closure.

The recent administration of high profile tenants Jessops, Comet, HMV and Blockbuster is only the tip of the iceberg, with many lower profile tenants abandoning their leases.

Retail landlords need to consider their position carefully when tenants become insolvent and seek to abandon their leases or cease paying rent.  Various remedies may be available to landlords, and thought will need to be given to the neatest route to end the tenancy and relet premises as quickly as possible.

Abacus Solicitors specialise in all landlord and tenant matters, including disputes and litigation.

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