Renewal of Business Tenancies (3rd edition)


Michael Haley


£95, the Law Society



This is a compact and useful textbook for all legal advisers, both litigators and transactional lawyers, working and advising on business lease renewals.

Haley covers all aspects of business lease renewals, from the scope of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954, the future of the act and its relevance, through service of notices, applications to court and interim rent.

There is a very useful and comprehensive section on both the mandatory and discretionary grounds for opposing renewal of a lease and a helpful chapter looking at the terms of a new lease and the role of the court. The book also deals with issues affecting business lease renewals, such as coronavirus, telecommunications and the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard. As well as an easy-to-use index, there is a useful table of cases and statutes.

Renewing business tenancies is a complex area of practice, for both landlords and tenants. The scope of the legislation and case law in this area, together with the intricacies of the 1954 act, can be daunting for practitioners. Haley explains the complexities of the 1954 act in a very clear and accessible way, while still addressing and dealing with all the tricky points that arise in practice, such as service of notices, dealing with interim rent and the grounds of opposition.

This is a very useful guide for anyone advising on business lease renewals.


Danielle Drummond-Brassington is a partner at CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP