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Opposing Lease Renewals - What, How, Why and When?

For the landlord wishing to get possession back at the expiry of a tenancy, the grounds and procedure for opposing renewal under the 1954 Act can look like an obstacle course. In fact, the cases lay down ways through which are comparatively straightforward, so the smart adviser can help the client to the right outcome effectively. There are also several practical tips which help to reduce the amount of compensation payable. Tenants, on the other hand, need to know the tactical levers which can help put them in the strongest negotiating position. The caselaw continues to develop, and this webinar considers recent cases as well as reviewing the grounds of opposition, tactics, timing and procedure.

Module Duration: 2 hours 1 minutes

Date Recorded: 12/06/2024

Areas covered

The seminar will include:

  • An outline of the seven grounds of opposition
  • How does a landlord prove its intention?
  • The entitlement to statutory compensation – and how landlords may restrict it
  • Considerations in the drafting of notices
  • Liability for misrepresentation


  • Mark Shelton, Commercial Property Management Law Trainer, CPM Law Training Limited and Author of 'A Practical Guide to the Law of Dilapidations' and 'A Practical Guide to Applications for Landlords' Consent and Variation of Leases'