Lease Renewals and Termination

The Landlord and Tenant 1954 Act (“Act”) affords security of tenure to business tenants (where not expressly excluded) entitling them to renewal of their lease upon expiry of the lease term unless the landlord can successfully oppose renewal under one of the statutory grounds contained in section 30 of the Act. The process for renewal is governed by the Act and a tenant must follow it.

We can help by:

  1. Providing effective advice on the merits of initiating the lease renewal process, including timing of strategic decisions in that process, dealing with matters as to interim rent and dilapidations liabilities.
  2. Providing effective advice to landlords on how to properly terminate the tenancy in accordance with one or more of the statutory grounds under the Act.
  3. Service of tenant’s request, landlord’s notice or counter-notice or a tenant’s notice to terminate.
  4. Proactively managing statutory deadlines, dates and court timetables.
  5. Issuing or defending court proceedings for the grant of a new tenancy or possession of the premises.

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