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Termination of Tenancies

Guide to Periods of Notice to Terminate Occupation - Commercial Property

Basis of occupation Notice period
Commercial property
Business tenancy excluded from the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954

No notice normally required, but check lease provisions

Landlord’s notice under section 25 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954, to determine business tenancy

Not less than 6 months nor more than 12 months before the date of termination specified in the notice and that date cannot be earlier than the lease expiry date

Tenant’s request under section 26 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954, to determine existing business tenancy and request a new lease

Not less than 6 months nor more than 12 months before the date of termination specified in the notice and that date cannot be earlier than the lease expiry date

Tenant’s notice under section 27 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954, to determine its existing business tenancy

Not less 3 months is required if the tenant is holding over after expiry of the lease term.

If prior to lease term expiry, the tenant can simply vacate the premises by the lease termination date without notice.

Landlord’s break notice on commercial lease

See lease terms

Tenant’s break notice on commercial lease

See lease terms

Licence of commercial premises

As specified in the licence or, if none is provided, a reasonable period

Tenancy at will of commercial premises

Immediate notice

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