Commercial rental

COLIN_in_NOTTS Forumite Posts: 18
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edited 6 June at 10:59AM in Small biz MoneySaving
My daughter currently pays £2000/month for space in a wedding shop. They now want to increase it to £2950. She has also found that they are advertising it for £650 to new tenants. It seems they are trying to price her out of the store, is there a law governing these practices.


  • daveyjp
    daveyjp Forumite Posts: 12,082
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    There are lots of laws relating to landlord and tenant and commercial properties, but as a business to business arrangement the starting point is the nature of the property, her occupation status and the document she has signed which permits her to use the space.

    Does she occupy under a lease, a tenancy, a tenancy at will or a licence?
  • tightauldgit
    tightauldgit Forumite Posts: 2,546
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    As a general rule commercial leases are just governed by whatever agreement the two parties make. Unless she could show that the landlord is discriminating based on some protected characteristic then I think it's basically up to the landlord what deal they want to offer any specific individual. Equally if she has a contract saying her rent is £2000 a month then they can't increase it while that is in place (unless the contract says they can) 
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