Residential Tenants & Rights of Pre-Emption - A Guide to the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987
Buildings with residential tenants - even mixed commercial/residential buildings - may be subject to residential tenants' rights of pre-emption under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987, Part 1.
Unless care is taken, landlords of such buildings may find themselves unable to sell or let their buildings without first offering the sale or lease to the residential tenants; breach of the Act is a criminal offence. Tenants have rights to take the disposal from the purchaser for the price the purchaser paid.
This introductory half-day course provides a practical and concise overview of the residential tenants' rights - outlining what landlords and purchasers should do to comply and the steps to be taken by tenants where there has been a breach of the Act.
What You Will Learn
This course will cover the following:
- How do you know if the Act bites? A review of the qualifying provisions
- What must the landlord do? Section 5 notices, section 18 notices
- Exercising tenants' rights, time limits & section 12 notices: Green v Westleigh
- Obtaining the freehold for free? Artist Court Collective Ltd v Khan
- Commercial leases - the problem with the Act: Dartmouth Court
Quick Quiz - Test Your Knowledge: Just click Landlord & Tenant
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