Making Sense of Section 25 Notice
(Landlord and Tenants Act 1954)
A Section 25 Notice is primarily a show of intent by the Landlord to the tenant once their business lease has expired. This notice is used by the Landlord to either offer new terms of lease to the tenant whom he may agree on and extend his stay or the notice may oppose renewal.
- The notice can be served any time after the last six months of the lease have been entered into.
- If the tenant has served a Section 26 Notice, they cannot be served with a Section 25 Notice.
- If a tenant does not respond to the Section 25 Notice, the terms of the new lease will be assumed to be accepted by the tenants, if the notice stipulates no renewal and an end to the tenancy, the date mentioned on it will be accepted as binding.