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In a periodic business lease where there is no written lease but annual rent is paid quarterly, what notice must the tenant give to terminate?

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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk
Published on LexisPSL on 09/03/2018

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  • In a periodic business lease where there is no written lease but annual rent is paid quarterly, what notice must the tenant give to terminate?

In a periodic business lease where there is no written lease but annual rent is paid quarterly, what notice must the tenant give to terminate?

Although tenants are offered a significant degree of protection where Part II of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 (LTA 1954) applies, security of tenure is a one-way street. LTA 1954, Pt II provides for security of tenure for business tenancies, allowing them to be terminated by the landlord only by specific notice as provided for by the statute. In the event that the lease is not contracted out, it will be necessary for the landlord to seek to terminate it in accordance with those provisions.

However, LTA 1954, s 24(2) provides among other things

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