A landlord could not get round the requirement to make a “demand for payment of the service charge” within the 18-month time limit specified in law. That was the ruling of the Court of Appeal in a case involving a landlord that held the head lease of the residential parts of a large mixed-use development.
Business Lease Renewals
Our experienced Commercial Property team and Dispute Resolution team work closely together to achieve the desired result of your renewals under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954. We understand that every renewal is different and often controlled by extenuating and external commercial factors.
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We strive ourselves in providing a clear, concise timeline of requirements in order to achieve the desired outcome in your renewal. Our Dispute Resolution team specialise in the delivery of required notices. Whilst our Commercial Property team negotiate the interim rent, negotiate the new terms and draft the requisite documents to progress your new lease.
Our Commercial Property team are at home in matters involving the Landlord and Tenant 1954 Act. We aim to provide both Landlords and Tenants with the information they need in a way that it can be understood, without any unnecessarily complicated information. We advise regularly on ‘1954 Protection’ and the benefits of this in new leases and existing leases. We also advise on how this protection is obtained in the event that you do not yet have the protection.
We are neither Landlord nor Tenant focused in our practice. Our diverse and experienced team means that we are always on hand to advise with your goals in mind.
We frequently advise Tenants on:
- 1954 Act protection – benefits
- 1954 Act protection – how to obtain it
- How to know if you lease is excluded from 1954 Act protection
- How to request a lease and the deadlines for doing so
- What terms you can obtain in a new lease
We frequently advise Landlords on:
- How to exclude 1954 Act protection
- Your obligations should your tenant have 1954 Act protection
- How to regain possession of your property whilst guarding your interests.
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