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A notice to terminate a lease was served on the landlord with an error in the address. The notice was never received by the landlord because it went missing in the post. A copy of the notice was emailed to the landlord's solicitors after posting. Does the error invalidate the notice? If yes, does the emailed copy of the notice override the invalidation?

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Published on LexisPSL on 13/05/2021

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  • A notice to terminate a lease was served on the landlord with an error in the address. The notice was never received by the landlord because it went missing in the post. A copy of the notice was emailed to the landlord's solicitors after posting. Does the error invalidate the notice? If yes, does the emailed copy of the notice override the invalidation?
  • Does the non-receipt of the notice by the landlord mean that the notice has not been served?
  • Is it good service to send the notice by email to the recipient's solicitors?

A notice to terminate a lease was served on the landlord with an error in the address. The notice was never received by the landlord because it went missing in the post. A copy of the notice was emailed to the landlord's solicitors after posting. Does the error invalidate the notice? If yes, does the emailed copy of the notice override the invalidation?

It is assumed that the notice gave the landlord's name but there was an error in the address to which it was sent; there was no error in identifying the lease to be terminated.

This Q&A raises issues about proper service on a landlord, by a tenant, of a notice to end a lease. In this scenario, the correct party to be served has been identified and the notice bore their name, but there was an error in the recipient's address. As a result, when the notice was served by post, the notice never reached the intended

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