On what grounds can the landlord oppose the grant of a new tenancy?
Only on one or more of a limited number of grounds. Examples are cases in which the tenant has failed to comply with his obligations, or been persistently late in paying rent, or where the landlord wishes to use the premises for his/her own business or residence. The grounds are set out in full in section 30(1) of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 Part 2 (as amended by the Regulatory Reform (Business Tenancies)(England and Wales) Order 2003, Statutory Instrument 2003 No. 3096), and in Appendix 3 to Renewing and ending business leases: a guide for tenants and landlords. (Paper copies of the latter are available from the Free Literature, PO Box 236, Wetherby, West Yorkshire, LS23 7NB, Tel: 0870 1226236, Fax: 0870 1226237). A landlord does not need to prove any of these grounds where the court has authorised the exclusion of security of tenure.