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Can a landlord who has opposed the grant of a new tenancy based on ground (f) in LTA 1954, s 30(1) also pursue a dilapidations claim?

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Published on LexisPSL on 01/02/2017

The following Property Disputes Q&A provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Can a landlord who has opposed the grant of a new tenancy based on ground (f) in LTA 1954, s 30(1) also pursue a dilapidations claim?
  • Opposed lease renewal
  • Dilapidations claim

Can a landlord who has opposed the grant of a new tenancy based on ground (f) in LTA 1954, s 30(1) also pursue a dilapidations claim?

Opposed lease renewal

If a landlord opposes the grant of a new tenancy based on ground (f) in section 30(1) of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 (LTA 1954), the landlord must demonstrate that it has an intention to demolish or reconstruct the premises or a substantial part of them, or carry out any substantial works of construction on the premises or part of them and he could not reasonably carry out these works without possession of the premises. See Practice Notes: Grounds of opposition: ground (f)—demolition, construction, reconstruction and substantial works.

One of the elements required to satisfy ground (f) is that the landlord must demonstrate an intention to carry out the reconstruction or demolition works. Pursuing a dilapidations

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