Property Patter: Break options in renewal leases

How break rights work for business tenancies protected by the 1954 Act

What grounds does a landlord need to satisfy in order to terminate this type of lease? And when can a landlord or a tenant seek to insert a break option into a renewal lease? Richard Flenley and Emma Preece join Emma Humphreys takes a closer look.

Cases referred to during this podcast are listed below:

  • O’May v City of London Real Property Ltd [1982] 261 EG 1185
  • HPUT Trustee No 1 Limited & HPUT Trustee No 2 Limited v Boots UK Limited (County Court at Central London, Unreported, 24 May 2021)
  • Reohorn v Barry Corporation [1956] 1 WLR 845
  • Adams v Green [1978] 2 E.G.L.R. 46
  • National Car Parks Ltd v The Paternoster Consortium Ltd [1990] 1 EGLR 99

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