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Is the landlord able to include the right to redevelop in a new lease when granting a voluntary lease extension for a residential property lease?

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Produced in partnership with Shabnam Ali-Khan of Russell-Cooke
Published on LexisPSL on 21/01/2021

The following Property Q&A produced in partnership with Shabnam Ali-Khan of Russell-Cooke provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Is the landlord able to include the right to redevelop in a new lease when granting a voluntary lease extension for a residential property lease?

Leaseholders of flats, where the lease is for a term of more than 21 years when it is first granted, usually have a right to request a lease extension for an additional 90 years at a peppercorn rent under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 (LRHUDA 1993). Where a new (extended) lease has been granted under LRHUDA 1993, s 56, the landlord may subsequently apply to the County Court for an order entitling them to repossess the property for the purposes of redevelopment. Repossession may occur either during the last 12 months of the existing lease or during the last

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