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LTA 1954 reforms (3)

Continuing his series on the changes to Part II of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954, Gary Webber looks at procedures for termination and renewal

21 May 2004

This article deals with three major changes. Firstly, the landlord is given the right to apply to terminate the current tenancy by relying upon one of the grounds in s 30. He no longer needs to wait for the tenant to apply for a new tenancy and then oppose. Secondly, assuming he wants the tenant to take a new tenancy, the landlord will be able to apply for an order that the court grants the tenant a new tenancy. He will not have to wait for the tenant to apply. Thirdly, the time limits for applying to the court have changed and, most importantly, the parties, without any reference to the court, will be able to extend time for issue of the application. This is likely to have a major impact on lease renewal work, leading to far fewer claims. Landlord’s application to terminate Notice first that the landlord will not be able to apply for termination unless:
  • he has given a notice under s 25 that he is opposed to the grant of a new tenancy; or
  • the tenant ...
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