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Is there any case law establishing that the competent landlord for the purposes of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 must be the legal registered owner? In other words, can a landlord that has been granted an ‘intermediate’ lease be a competent landlord for the purposes of serving a section 25 notice if its interest is still beneficial only (the lease being with HM Land Registry pending registration)?

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Produced in partnership with Lawrence McDonald of Exchange Chambers
Published on LexisPSL on 02/11/2018

The following Property Disputes Q&A produced in partnership with Lawrence McDonald of Exchange Chambers provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Is there any case law establishing that the competent landlord for the purposes of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 must be the legal registered owner? In other words, can a landlord that has been granted an ‘intermediate’ lease be a competent landlord for the purposes of serving a section 25 notice if its interest is still beneficial only (the lease being with HM Land Registry pending registration)?

Is there any case law establishing that the competent landlord for the purposes of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 must be the legal registered owner? In other words, can a landlord that has been granted an ‘intermediate’ lease be a competent landlord for the purposes of serving a section 25 notice if its interest is still beneficial only (the lease being with HM Land Registry pending registration)?

In order to terminate a business tenancy to which the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 (LTA 1954) applies, a landlord may give a notice under LTA 1954, s 25. Similarly, a tenant may give a notice under LTA 1954, s 26 to

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