Forfeiture allows for a landlord to terminate a lease and have their property ‘returned’ to them. This can happen if a tenant breaches the agreement or enters rent arrears. However, for forfeiture to be possible, the lease must have the relevant clause in place.


There are two methods for forfeiture. The first is peaceable re-entry, where the landlord can enter the property and change the locks if the tenant has not paid their rent. The second option is forfeiture by court proceedings, where the lease will end, and proceedings are served by the court.


Whether you’re a landlord seeking to enforce forfeiture or a tenant contesting wrongful forfeiture, our team is here to help.


We understand how important it is to protect your interests, whether that means helping landlords regain possession of their property or supporting tenants in defending their right to stay in their homes. In either instance, we’ll work on your behalf to pursue the best possible outcome for your case.

Our expert team will:

  • Review your lease- We will review your lease agreement and advise on whether or not forfeiture is outlined within it
  • Help landlords reclaim their assets- We will ensure that any tenant who is not paying you, or who has breached their lease, vacates your property and returns it to you
  • Advise tenants on their options- If you are facing forfeiture, then we’ll advise you on your legal rights and pursue litigation against your landlord if they are acting unlawfully


Take The Right Action

Forfeiture cases can be incredibly stressful, leaving both landlords and tenants feeling overwhelmed and uncertain of their rights. That’s why it’s crucial to seek legal advice, so you can make informed decisions and avoid the serious consequences that come with wrongful eviction.

Whether you’re a landlord seeking to recover your asset, or a tenant fighting to stay in your home, our team is here to support you every step of the way.

Take the right action today and book your free confidential consultation by clicking here. Let’s analyse the validity of your case and take the right action, together.


Contact the Professional Negligence Team

Please contact Chris Thomson at or Jonathan Robson at

Tel: 0113 284 5000