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Is a Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 simple declaration signed with an electronic signature valid?

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Published on LexisPSL on 13/12/2018

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  • Is a Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 simple declaration signed with an electronic signature valid?

We are not aware of any authority as to whether or not a Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 (LTA 1954) simple declaration can be returned with an electronic signature. However, we have set out below some further reading to assist in research in this area.

The form of the simple declaration is prescribed and set out in the Regulatory Reform (Business Tenancies) (England and Wales) Order 2003 (RRO 2003), SI 2003/3096, Sch 2, para 7 and may be used if the landlord's warning notice has been served at least 14 days before the lease or agreement for lease will be entered into. Under RRO 2003, SI 2003/3096, Sc

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