Business Tenancy Notices


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"Use one of these notices to provide the information, that by law, you have to give to a business tenant when you want either to gain possession of your property or to start a new tenancy. We provide a full selection - including some more esoteric ones."

Template: Section 40 notice: request by landlord for information

"This notice complies with Section 40(1) of the LTA 1954. It is suitable for landlords and agents of landlords. It is to be used by a landlord who wishes to enquire as to the occupation of the tenant and any sub-tenants so that he can make an informed decision about whether to renew the tenancy."

Template: Section 40 notice: request by tenant for information

"This form complies with Section 40(1) of the LTA 1954. It is suitable for a tenant requiring information from his or her landlord so that he or she can make an informed decision about whether or not to renew the lease. The form should be served on the landlord during the last two years of the lease. he or she must respond within one month, and must ensure the information is up-to-date for the next six months. The courts can, if necessary, order parties to comply. The process is explained further here."

Template: Section 25 notice: landlord does not oppose new tenancy

"This Section 25 notice complies the LTA 1954 (Part 2) and the Regulatory Reform (Business Tenancies) (England and Wales) Order 2003.  Often just called a s25 notice, it is suitable for landlord’s willing to grant a new tenancy to their business tenant. An alternative form (see below) should be used to oppose a new lease. Landlords should serve this notice between six and twelve months before the end of the lease period. More information can be found here."

Template: Section 25 notice: to oppose a new tenancy

"This is a pack of the forms you will need if you are a landlord opposing the renewal of a commercial property lease. It contains all forms for all the possibilities – although only one or two may be required in your circumstances. All comply with the LTA 1954 (Part 2) and the Regulatory Reform (Business Tenancies) (England and Wales) Order 2003. A landlord who opposes a lease renewal must serve the correct notice between 6 and 12 months before the present tenancy should end (which will be after the expiry date of the existing lease). For more information, read our guide on serving s25 notices."

Template: Withdrawal of a Section 25 notice issued by a previous landlord

"A Section 25 notice may only be revoked or withdrawn where there has been a change of landlord. Use this notice whenever an incoming landlord does not oppose the renewal of a tenancy, where the previous one had refused it and served a notice to state his intentions to let the arrangement end. Paragraph 6 of Schedule 6 to Section 44 of the LTA 1954 requires that the new landlord must revoke the previous notice to oppose (see above) no later than two months from the date it was given. More information can be found in this article."

Template: Section 25 notice: Form 7

"This notice complies with section 25 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 and paragraph 10 of the schedule to the Leasehold Reform Act 1967. A landlord will use this form where he or she wishes to oppose the grant of a new tenancy, and the tenant may be entitled to acquire the freehold or an extended lease. Complete this form, using our guidance notes to help you and send it to the tenant. If you are opposed to the grant of a new tenancy, and the tenant is not entitled to acquire the freehold or an extended lease, use Form 2 in schedule 2 to the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954, Part 2 (Notices) Regulations 2004 instead of this form."

Template: Section 25 notice: Form 8

"This notice complies with sections 25 and 57 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954. The landlord’s will use this notice to end a business tenancy on public interest grounds. Use this form if you have a section 57 certificate. Where the tenant may be entitled to acquire the freehold or an extended lease, use Form 13 in schedule 2 to the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954, Part 2 (Notices) Regulations 2004 instead of this one (see below)."

Template: Section 25 notice: Form 9

"This notice complies with sections 25 and 57 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954. Use this form if you have a section 57 certificate and you wish to oppose the grant of a new tenancy, for the period between the end of the current tenancy and the date given in the section 57 certificate, on any of the grounds in section 30(1) of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954. If you are willing to grant a new tenancy for that period, use Form 10 in schedule 2 to the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954, Part 2 (Notices) Regulations 2004 instead of this form. If the tenant may be entitled to acquire the freehold or an extended lease, use Form 14 in that Schedule (see below), instead of this form or Form 10."

Template: Section 25 notice: Form 10

"This notice complies with sections 25 and 57 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954. Use this form if you have a section 57 certificate and you are willing to grant a new tenancy for the period between the end of the current tenancy and the date given in the section 57 certificate. If you wish to oppose the grant of a new tenancy for that period on any of the grounds in section 30(1) of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954, use Form 9 in schedule 2 to the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954, Part 2 (Notices) Regulations 2004 instead of this form. If the tenant may be entitled to acquire the freehold or an extended lease, use Form 14 in that Schedule (see below), instead of this form or Form 9."

Template: Section 25 notice: Form 11

"This notice complies with sections 25 and 58 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954. This notice is intended to bring the tenancy to an end on the date specified in paragraph 2 of notice. The national security certificate referred to in paragraph 3 of this notice means that the landlord can not grant a new tenancy and the court can not order the grant of new tenancy.  You may like to read further about s25 notices and the procedure to follow to issue them."

Template: Section 25 notice: Form 12

"This notice complies with sections 25, 58, 60 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954. Use this notice if you have a certificate under section 58 (as applied by section 60) of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954. Note: If the tenant may be entitled to acquire the freehold or an extended lease, use Form 15 in Schedule 2 (see below) to the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954, Part 2 (Notices) Regulations 2004 instead of this form."

Template: Section 25 notice: Form 13

"This notice complies with sections 25, 57 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 and Paragraph 10 of Schedule 3 to the Leasehold Reform Act 1967. This form must be used (instead of Form 8 in Schedule 2 to the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954, Part 2 (Notices) Regulations 2004) if:

  1. no previous notice terminating the tenancy has been given under section 4 or 25 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 Act or under paragraph 4(1) of Schedule 10 to the Local Government and Housing Act 1989; and

  2. the tenancy is of a house as defined for the purposes of Part 1 of the Leasehold Reform Act 1967 ("the 1967 Act"); and

  3. the tenancy is a long tenancy at a low rent within the meaning of the 1967 Act; and

  4. the tenant is not a company or other artificial person.

Further information about s25 notices and how landlords should use them is available."

Template: Section 25 notice: Form 14

"This notice complies with sections 25, 57 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 and of paragraph 10 of schedule 3 to the Leasehold Reform Act 1967. This form must be used (instead of Form 9 or Form 10 in Schedule 2 to the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954, Part 2 (Notices) Regulations 2004) if :

  1. no previous notice terminating the tenancy has been given under section 4 or 25 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 or under paragraph 4(1) of Schedule 10 to the Local Government and Housing Act 1989; and

  2. the tenancy is of a house as defined for the purposes of Part 1 of the Leasehold Reform Act 1967 ("the 1967 Act"); and

  3. the tenancy is a long tenancy at a low rent within the meaning of the 1967 Act; and

  4. the tenant is not a company or other artificial person.

Further information on using s25 notices is available."

Template: Section 25 notice: Form 15

"This notice complies with sections 25, 58 and 60 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 and of paragraph 10 of schedule 3 to the Leasehold Reform Act 1967. This form must be used (instead of Form 12 in schedule 2 to the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954, Part 2 (Notices) Regulations 2004) if:

  1. no previous notice terminating the tenancy has been given under section 4 or 25 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 or under paragraph 4(1) of Schedule 10 to the Local Government and Housing Act 1989; and

  2. the tenancy is of a house as defined for the purposes of part 1 of the Leasehold Reform Act 1967 ("the 1967 Act"); and

  3. the tenancy is a long tenancy at a low rent within the meaning of the 1967 Act; and

  4. the tenant is not a company or other artificial person.

Further information on using s25 notices is available."

Template: Section 25 notice: Form 16

"This notice complies with sections 25, 58 and 60A of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954. This form must not be used if :

  1. no previous notice terminating the tenancy has been given under section 4 or 25 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954, or under paragraph 4(1) of Schedule 10 to the Local Government and Housing Act 1989, and
  2. the tenancy is of a house as defined for the purposes of Part 1 of the Leasehold Reform Act 1967, and
  3. the tenancy is a long tenancy at a low rent within the meaning of that Act, and
  4. the tenant is not a company or other artificial person If (a) to (d) apply, use Form 17 in Schedule 2 to the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954, Part 2 (Notices) Regulations 2004 instead of this form.

Further information on using s25 notices is available."

Template: Section 25 notice: Form 17

"This notice complies with sections 25, 58 and 60A of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 and paragraph 10 of schedule 3 to the Leasehold Reform Act 1967. This form must be used if :

(a) no previous notice terminating the tenancy has been given under section 4 or 25 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954, or under paragraph 4(1) of Schedule 10 to the Local Government and Housing Act 1989, and

(b) the tenancy is of a house as defined for the purposes of Part 1 of the Leasehold Reform Act 1967, and

(c) the tenancy is a long tenancy at a low rent within the meaning of the 1967 Act, and

(d) the tenant is not a company or other artificial person

Further information on using s25 notices is available."


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