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A landlord leases a building which comprises a number of flats and a basement to a housing association. The flats are let on assured shorthold tenancies (ASTs), the basement has its own separate access and there are common parts to the building, ie stairways and halls. Would the housing association's lease be protected under Part II of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954?

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Produced in partnership with Carl Fain of Tanfield Chambers
Published on LexisPSL on 05/07/2019

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  • A landlord leases a building which comprises a number of flats and a basement to a housing association. The flats are let on assured shorthold tenancies (ASTs), the basement has its own separate access and there are common parts to the building, ie stairways and halls. Would the housing association's lease be protected under Part II of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954?

A landlord leases a building which comprises a number of flats and a basement to a housing association. The flats are let on assured shorthold tenancies (ASTs), the basement has its own separate access and there are common parts to the building, ie stairways and halls. Would the housing association's lease be protected under Part II of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954?

Part II of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 (LTA 1954) applies to premises occupied by the tenant for the purposes of a business (LTA 1954, s 21(1)). The provision of

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