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I have a small retail business and lease a shop from a

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Hi, I have a small retail business and lease a shop from a landlord. I have been there for 2 years, 18 months as a sublet from the previous lessee and 6 months direct to the landlord. I received the new lease but didn’t sign it as I didn’t agree with one of the sections and now need to leave the premises. I need to know if I am bound to the terms of the lease I haven’t signed or if I can give him 2 months notice without penalty?
JA: Where are you? It matters because laws vary by location.
Customer: North Devon England
JA: What steps have you taken so far?
Customer: none so far, I’m worried sick
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Customer: i have always paid my rent on time and am up to date with all utilities. Can you tell me how much this will cost please?
Submitted: 15 days ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Solicitor4All replied 15 days ago.

Hello there, how do you do? I am Solicitor4All. I am law expert with over 15years practice. Thank you for the inquiry. It is my pleasure to assist you today.

Customer: replied 15 days ago.
Thank you
Expert:  Solicitor4All replied 15 days ago.

The terms and conditions of your lease will dictate if the unsigned lease binds you. If it does not say in the Lease then you have a periodic lease you would give the notice period that is stated in the lease.

Expert:  Solicitor4All replied 15 days ago.

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