By Mitchell Labiak2018-10-11T04:43:00
Imminent ruling could challenge landlords’ right to refuse to renew tenants’ leases when planning major redevelopments.
In Franses vs The Cavendish Hotel, the tenant, an antique rug shop, is accusing the landlord, the hotel, of misinterpreting and misusing the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 for the sole purpose of kicking them out.
The case specifically revolves around section 30 (1)(f) of the act. It states that a landlord can refuse a tenant’s new lease if they intend on reconstruction or demolition works that they “could not reasonably do so without obtaining possession of the holding”.
You must be logged in to view premium stories.
Take out a print and online or online only subscription and you will get immediate access to:
To get access to premium content subscribe today
Alternatively REGISTER for a free trial to access up to 4 articles and sign up for email alerts