Business Lease Renewals: The New Law and Practice

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EG Books, 2006 - Law - 215 pages
Every surveyor, property manager and lawyer who deals with commercial property needs to have a thorough knowledge of Part II of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954, which governs the rights of business tenants to obtain renewals of their leases. A maze of complex and carefully interlocking provisions, the Act was radically amended by a Regulatory Reform Order as from 1 June 2004.

These changes include:
¿widening the scope of protection
¿removing traps for tenants such as the counter-notice
¿changing the rules about court applications
¿amending the basis of assessing interim rent
¿imposing tougher requirements for giving information
¿creating new procedures for contracting out of the Act
¿a raft of new prescribed forms

This new book gives a clear explanation of the workings of the amended Act, keeping the framework in view while delving into the detail whenever needed. The old law is included for those situations where it may still be relevant.

Written by a property lawyer assisted by a chartered surveyor and a property litigator, this publication, in addition to setting out the law, gives detailed guidance on practice for surveyors, managers, valuers, expert witnesses and property lawyers.

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He was the Law Society's representative on the Government Sounding Board on the Regulatory Reform Order for the 1954 Act and is a member of the Panel on Business Tenancies Legislation. He chairs the Joint Working Group on Commercial Leases and has written extensively on property law.

As well as being a practising chartered surveyor, he is an experienced expert witness and arbitrator, has lectured widely and is the author of several books on property management and valuation.

He has a depth of experience in handling all aspects of property litigation, arbitration and mediation.

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