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For now just confirm no-one actually lives there it is being used commercially?
Yes it is solely used commercially,it used to belong to The Minet Trust was given to Lambeth in the 60s and is a community Hall, currently owned by them who rented it out to now Longfield Hall TRus]]
Ok, well you can't be a squatter if its commercial. You may have a tenancy at will - that is you have no protection as there is no current agreement.
You are not a squatter
You are a tenant at will.
Sadly that means you can be asked to leave at any time with notice as you have no lease.
Yes it is solely used commercially,it used to belong to The Minet Trust who handed it over to Lambeth as a Community Hall, it was run by The Friends of Longfield Hall, and last year Nov 2013 it now is called Longfield Hall Trust, still currently owned by Lambeth, who with the trust are looking at Asset Transfer.
Without a lease you can be asked to leave. To make sure you are secure you need to get a lease signed with the Landlord asap
Therefore without any lease you have no protection
So you must get a leased signed.
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
Lambeth are in the process of granting us a sublease under the Longfield Hall Lease, as far as I am led to believe.
Ok. Until that is signed you are a tenant at will with no lease and no protection
So you must get this done to get protection
Can I clarify anything else for you?
Yes what is a tenant at will, we have been in the building 23 years, in the 2020 Lambeth consultation Document Lambeth describes the position of Longfield Hall as The Longfield Hall Trust will run a sucessful community and cultural center combining Early Years Service with theatere/ rehearsal Space.
Yes, but at present you have no rights. You are not a squatter, but have no protection.
why is this when we are paying rent as we alway have, & what notice can they serve we've been here 23yrs. Invested in the building with grants from Lambeth for our sector Early Years of up to £20K.
They can give you a months notice.
Assuming you pay monthly.
I am sorry. But without a lease you have no protection
They can terminate very quickly indeed
We pay quarterly, does not our old licence hold any water.
You would get 3 months notice to leave.
Its only a licence, not a lease.
So it can be terminated. I am sorry
This is why you need to get a lease.
To get protection
I am sorry if this is not the answer you want and it is certainly not the one I want to give you, but I have a duty to be honest
Thank you Alex you must think I'm stupid to keep asking the same question, I have to be absolutely clear in my mind so I can get Lambeth & Lambeth Early Years on Board.
But I hope that is clear for you
Yes of course. I am sorry its not better news.
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