How do I go about renewing the lease?
It would be advisable to obtain professional advice when renewing the lease. You must give notice to the landlord using a special form. The form of these notices is laid down by the law in Regulations called “The Landlord and Tenant Act 1954, Part 2 (Notices) Regulations 2004” (Statutory Instrument 2004 No. 1005). The Regulations may be found at:
www.legislation.hmso.gov.uk/si/si2004/20041005.htm The forms may be bought from law stationers. Strict timetables are specified in the Act for serving these notices.
For further details about renewing business tenancies, see Renewing and ending business leases: a guide for tenants and landlords. (Paper copies are available from the Free Literature, PO Box 236, Wetherby, West Yorkshire, LS23 7NB, Tel: 0870 1226236, Fax: 0870 1226237).