Landlord’s defence opposing tenant’s claim for a lease renewal
Landlord’s defence opposing tenant’s claim for a lease renewal

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

  • Landlord’s defence opposing tenant’s claim for a lease renewal

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Claim No. [insert claim number].

[IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE

[BUSINESS AND PROPERTY COURTS [OF ENGLAND AND WALES OR IN [insert location]]]

[Specify division]

[Specify specialist court]

[Insert location] DISTRICT REGISTRY

OR

THE COUNTY COURT AT [insert location]

[BUSINESS AND PROPERTY COURTS LIST]]

between:

  1. [insert name]        Claimant

  1. and

  1. [insert name]        Defendant

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Defence

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STOP PRESS: Note that amendments to CPR PD 22 regarding statements of truth will come into force on 6 April 2020. The changes address the issue of cases where a witness statement is presented in English but where, notwithstanding signature of the statement, the witness cannot speak English and the statement is not necessarily ‘in their own words’. CPR PD 22 will also require a statement of