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A contracted out business lease has expired and the tenant now occupies under a periodic tenancy. How can the tenancy be brought to an end?

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Published on LexisPSL on 06/07/2017

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  • A contracted out business lease has expired and the tenant now occupies under a periodic tenancy. How can the tenancy be brought to an end?

A periodic tenancy is capable of being a business tenancy under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 (LTA 1954) so that tenants have security of tenure. This distinguishes a periodic tenancy from other types of tenancies, eg a tenancy at will, service tenancy or a short-term business tenancy under LTA 1954, s 43(3), which are not capable of being protected tenancies under LTA 1954.

A periodic tenancy cannot be contracted out of LTA 1954 (since it is n

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