A purported express surrender is void unless it is made by deed or is in writing1. Leases taking effect in possession for a term not exceeding three years (whether or not the lessee is given power to extend the term) at the best rent that can be reasonably obtained without taking a fine2 may be surrendered by writing, signed by the person making the surrender or his agent lawfully authorised in writing3. However, surrenders of all other terms, except where the surrender is by operation of law, must be made by deed4.
The use of the word 'surrender' is not
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