A tenant has stayed in occupation for five years after the expiry of the term of an excluded lease. He pays rent monthly. he now wants to vacate—what period of notice should he give? From the practice notes, it is likely to be a periodic tenancy with the protection of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 (LTA 1954). As the original lease was for a term of five years paying a monthly sum, it is likely to be a monthly periodic tenancy so one month's notice would have to be given. How does the tenant bring the lease to an end under LTA 1954? He does not want to renew so section 26 notice is not applicable and LTA 1954, s 27 notice cannot be used for a periodic tenancy.