Lease Forfeiture

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Lease Forfeiture

Landlords can bring a lease to an end by forfeiture. This means that the tenant will lose the lease without any compensation. The landlord will normally argue that a clause of the lease such as the obligation to pay service charges or perhaps that the tenant has sublet or changed the premises without permission. Landlords for most breaches have to serve a forfeiture notice (section 146 notice) and the tenant will have to admit the breach or the court will declare that there has been a breach. The court will generally lean against forfeiture of a lease because it is such a draconian remedy.

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