I have looked through the lease very carefully, and can not find a section that specifically says we have the right to renew. We thought that as the old lease was not excluded from the Landlord and Tenant Act of 1954 then we would have this right.
Section 25 allows you to renew.
The Landlord needs a good reason, ie redevelopment to renew without the Landlord and Tenant protection
Therefore you can apply to the Court and seek a Court order to renew on the same terms
You need to complete form N208
You are asking the Court for an order that you renew on the same terms
If D objects then it will be listed for a hearing
But given that you have protection under the act and a right to renew I can't see how they can object
But complete the Part 8 claim form and submit it to Court
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
There is nothing in the lease that specifies a period, but if we chose not to proceed with the new lease, what notice period does the landlord normally have to give to vacate. Is this covered in the 1954 Act. Also in your opinion is it usual for the landlord to insist on the tenant to pay his fees.
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Hi Sorry for the delay, I have been away. Thank you for your help, very useful.