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What rights does a landlord have against a commercial tenant with a Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 security who breaches an oral agreement creating a periodic tenancy? If the tenant refuses to pay rent, can they be evicted?

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Published on LexisPSL on 19/03/2018

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  • What rights does a landlord have against a commercial tenant with a Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 security who breaches an oral agreement creating a periodic tenancy? If the tenant refuses to pay rent, can they be evicted?
  • Periodic tenancy
  • Section 25 notice
  • Forfeiture

What rights does a landlord have against a commercial tenant with a Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 security who breaches an oral agreement creating a periodic tenancy? If the tenant refuses to pay rent, can they be evicted?

Periodic tenancy

A periodic tenancy can be terminated on notice at least equal to the period of the tenancy, and end at the end of the relevant period. For example, for a monthly periodic tenancy, at least one month’s notice will be required, expiring at the end of the monthly period. You may wish to consider Lexis®Calculate date to date calculator, which may be used to assist with calculating deadlines.

However, where the tenant is in occupation for the purposes of a business under a periodic tenancy, the tenancy will be automatically protected by Part II of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 (LTA 1954). Periodic tenancies cannot be

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