LTA 1954: procedures for termination of a lease without renewal

This practice note explains the procedures to be used where either the landlord or the tenant wishes to initiate the termination of a business lease without the grant of a new lease under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 (LTA 1954).

The note examines:

The procedure for serving a section 25 notice opposing a lease renewal.

Landlord's counter notices to a section 26 request.

The procedure for serving a section 27 notice.

Court applications.

For information on the procedures relating to the renewal of business tenancies, see Practice note, LTA 1954: Procedures for renewal of a lease.

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