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If a commercial business tenancy (outside of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954) is in the name of two landlords and one tenant and the tenant addresses and serves a notice to quit to only one of the landlords, is the notice still valid?

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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk
Published on LexisPSL on 03/10/2019

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  • If a commercial business tenancy (outside of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954) is in the name of two landlords and one tenant and the tenant addresses and serves a notice to quit to only one of the landlords, is the notice still valid?

If a commercial business tenancy (outside of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954) is in the name of two landlords and one tenant and the tenant addresses and serves a notice to quit to only one of the landlords, is the notice still valid?

A commercial tenancy within its fixed term can be ended only by mutual agreement (the landlord accepting a surrender), possession proceedings or forfeiture, or by the use of a break clause. Simply sending a notice to quit will not without more end the tenancy. If the tenancy has become periodic, such notice can bring the tenancy to an end where the tenancy falls outside the protections of Part II of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954. Notice will be the period

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