Relief from forfeiture or trespass on the tenant's property?

Case Study

What happened: Blackstone Solicitors represented the Tenant in an application for injunctive relief to obtain possession of a property upon which the Landlord had allegedly exercised his right of forfeiture. It was contended that the landlord had no right to forfeit the lease as no breach had occurred and, in any event, no notice in accordance with Section 146 of the Law of Property Act had been served. The Landlord had therefore trespassed on the tenant’s land in attending the premises and changing the locks.

Outcome: Blackstone Solicitors were successful in obtaining an injunction to enable the tenant back into the property.