LTA 1954 business lease renewal—termination
LTA 1954 business lease renewal—termination

The following Property guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • LTA 1954 business lease renewal—termination
  • Does LTA 1954 apply?
  • Excluded tenancies
  • Meaning of 'business'
  • Meaning of 'occupied for the purposes of business'
  • Occupation by party other than tenant
  • Cessation of occupation
  • Termination of LTA 1954 tenancies
  • Section 25 notice
  • Section 25—identity of landlord
  • more

STOP PRESS: A 12-month pilot scheme where unopposed lease renewals issued in the Central London County Court (CLCC) are transferred to the First-tier Tribunal (FTT) commenced on 1 January 2018. The 12-month period came to an end on 31 December 2018. However, it was confirmed in a user group meeting on 23 January 2019 that the pilot scheme is continuing. The positive feedback and letters of support received by the FTT would indicate that the pilot has been a success, with users appreciating the efficiency and approachability of the FTT. Consideration will now be given as to whether the pilot should be expanded to other FTT regions. For more information in respect of the pilot, see Practice Note: LTA 1954 procedure—proceedings—Central London County Court (CLCC) pilot scheme for transfer of landlord or tenant’s unopposed lease renewals to First-tier Tribunal.

This Practice Note deals with the continuation and termination of business tenancies. See Practice Note: LTA 1954 business lease renewal—proceedings for guidance regarding timing and time limits for applications to court, where proceedings should be issued, who the landlord is for the purposes of proceedings, what happens where there are conflicting applications to court, the position regarding withdrawal of applications, the unopposed and opposed procedures including in respect of claim forms, particulars of claim, acknowledgments of service, defence (where appropriate), directions and