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Supreme Court sounds warning to landlords: contrived building works will not defeat a business tenant's right to a new lease

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Landlords seeking vacant possession from business tenants often oppose the right to renewal by creating a development scheme which on its face satisfies section 30(1)(f) of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 (“ground (f)”). A much anticipated...

Are you considering moving into a flat with a pet?

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If so, make sure you have understood your obligations under the lease. You may have read in the news earlier this year about the High Court decision in the case of Victory Place Management Company Ltd v Kuehn & Anor [2018] EWHC 132 (Ch)...

The launch of the pilot scheme for unopposed lease renewals under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954

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A business tenant with the benefit of a lease which has security of tenure is automatically entitled to renew after the expiry of its contractual term. Usually, if the new lease terms cannot be agreed then either the landlord or the tenant may apply to Court...

How secure is a protected tenancy under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954?

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Earlier this summer, an important judgment concerning the security of tenure provisions of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 (“ the 1954 Act ”) was handed down by Mr Justice Jay. The case of S Franses Ltd v The Cavendish Hotel (London) Ltd...