As will be well known, the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 provides business tenants, in effect, with an option to a new lease when their old lease expires. It was a product of a time when commercial space was both vital to businesses but also in short supply. 

Paul Greatholder considers the current case law surrounding grounds (g) and (f), and looks at the implications of S Frances v The Cavendish Hotel

This article first appeared in the February 2018 issue of the Property Law Journal, published by Legalease Ltd.

Paul is a partner in the property litigation team. He advises businesses, charities and individuals on all aspects of property disputes and their avoidance. Paul’s work covers enforcement of lease terms, recovery of money, real estate property disputes, and he has a specialism in business tenancy law.

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