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Where a tenant has failed to serve a notice under section 42 of the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 on third parties to the lease would this invalidate the notice? Can the third party (management company) take any action where the lease extension has completed and been registered?

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Published on LexisPSL on 02/10/2018

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  • Where a tenant has failed to serve a notice under section 42 of the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 on third parties to the lease would this invalidate the notice? Can the third party (management company) take any action where the lease extension has completed and been registered?

Where a tenant has failed to serve a notice under section 42 of the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 on third parties to the lease would this invalidate the notice? Can the third party (management company) take any action where the lease extension has completed and been registered?

A tenant (individual or corporate body) who holds a long lease of a flat and has owned it for a continuous period of two years may serve a notice under section 42 of the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 (LRHUDA 1993) on their landlord(s) to extend their lease by the addition of 90 years to the unexpired term.

The section 42 notice should be served on the competent landlord by hand to enable the tenant to track service. It is not necessary for the copies to be served by the same method but it is good practice to do so.

A ‘competent landlord’ is the first landlord above the interest of the tenant with sufficient reversion to be able to grant a lease for an additional 90 years in addition to the tenant’s existing

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