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I currently own a lease on a commercial property which is

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I currently own a lease on a commercial property which is shortly about to come to an end. I therefore, submitted a Section 26 notice to the landlord asking to renew my lease. The landlord then replied stating that they oppose the Section 26 notice due to 'persistent delay in paying rent'.
Three days after that notice was dated, the landlord sold his interest in the property. My question is, does the 'notice to oppose' alsop apply to the new landlord? And if so, what does the new landlord have to do to allow renewal. Must he withdraw his notice of opposition?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Property Law
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  propertylawyer replied 1 year ago.

Have you been persistently late in paying rent?

Please also confirm:

1. term end date

2. date you served notice

3. date specified in notice that your lease will end if no renewal lease granted

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
1. Term end date is 17 Nov 2016.2. Notice was served on 10 Aug 2016. Notice to oppose was received on 27 Sep 2016.3. date specified in notice is 1 March 2017.The property was transferred on 30 Sep 2017.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have been persistantly delayed in paying rent.
Expert:  propertylawyer replied 1 year ago.

I have a feeling that the previous landlord's notice opposing renewal binds the new landlord. I need to double check.

Have you been late paying rent recently?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I am 3 months ahead currently. There is a lot of information about section 26 notices passing to the new landlord but it is unclear about the notice to object the section 26. The new landlord wishes to use the previous landlords notice to justify a fresh lease with a personal guarantee. I would like to avoid this where possible.
Expert:  propertylawyer replied 1 year ago.

Would the new landlord except a rent deposit?

A rent deposit is dead money and tied up with the landlord but it is preferable to a personal guarantee.