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I have commercial property let a lease. The lease period has now expired the tenant is still in occupation and paying rent. However, I may need the property back either for my own use or to demolish and develop some residential properties on it. My company has owned the property since 2008 I have not discussed anything with the tenant but I have been advised that the tenant may have rights as he is protected.
Also, there are two houses which sit behind my proposed development and there is a window which may well be affected in terms of blocking light. However, it may well be no planning consent may have been obtained for this window.
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If the fixed period has ended and the lease has not been renewed then generally a tenant won't have rights, unless the agreement states it has a renewal clause
If the tenant has a right to renew in the lease then you may be struggling
This is because the tenant may have a right, in the agreement
If the tenant does NOT have a right in the agreement then you simply need to give notice, as per the lease
Once you have given notice as per the lease then the tenant must move out upon expiration
Therefore you need to check the terms of the lease to see what it says about renewal
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