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The Regulatory Reform (Business Tenancies) (England and Wales) Order 2003

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Introduction

    1. 1.Citation, commencement and interpretation

    2. 2.Amendment of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954

  3. Applications to court by landlord or tenant

    1. 3.Amendments to section 24

    2. 4.Amendments to section 25

    3. 5.Landlord’s application to terminate tenancy

    4. 6.Amendments to section 30

    5. 7.Amendment to section 31

    6. 8.Amendment to section 31A

    7. 9.Amendment to section 34

    8. 10.Time limits for applications to court

    9. 11.Amendment to section 25

    10. 12.Amendment to section 26

  4. Companies and their controlling shareholders

    1. 13.Amendment to section 23

    2. 14.Amendments to section 30

    3. 15.Amendment to section 34

    4. 16.Amendment to section 42

    5. 17.Amendments to section 46

  5. Interim rent

    1. 18.Rent while tenancy continues by virtue of section 24

  6. Compensation

    1. 19.Compensation for refusal of new tenancy

    2. 20.Compensation for misrepresentation

  7. Agreements to exclude security of tenure

    1. 21.Amendments to section 38

    2. 22.Agreements to exclude sections 24 to 28

  8. Duties to give information

    1. 23.Provision of information

    2. 24.Section 40 duties in transfer cases

  9. Miscellaneous amendments

    1. 25.Termination by tenant of tenancy

    2. 26.Maximum duration of new tenancy

    3. 27.Divided reversions

  10. Final provisions

    1. 28.Consequential amendments, repeals and subordinate provisions

    2. 29.Transitional provisions

  11. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      REQUIREMENTS FOR A VALID AGREEMENT THAT SECTIONS 24 TO 28 OF THE LANDLORD AND TENANT ACT 1954 ARE NOT TO APPLY TO A BUSINESS TENANCY

      1. 1.The following are the requirements referred to in section 38A(3)(b)...

      2. 2.Subject to paragraph 4, the notice referred to in section...

      3. 3.If the requirement in paragraph 2 is met, the tenant,...

      4. 4.If the requirement in paragraph 2 is not met, the...

      5. 5.A reference to the notice and, where paragraph 3 applies,...

      6. 6.The agreement under section 38A(1) of the Act, or a...

      7. 7.The form of declaration referred to in paragraph 3 is...

      8. 8.The form of statutory declaration referred to in paragraph 4...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      FORM OF NOTICE THAT AN AGREEMENT TO SURRENDER A BUSINESS TENANCY IS TO BE MADE

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      REQUIREMENTS FOR A VALID AGREEMENT TO SURRENDER A BUSINESS TENANCY

      1. 1.The following are the requirements referred to in section 38A(4)(b)...

      2. 2.Subject to paragraph 4, the notice referred to in section...

      3. 3.If the requirement in paragraph 2 is met, the tenant...

      4. 4.If the requirement in paragraph 2 is not met, the...

      5. 5.A reference to the notice and, where paragraph 3 applies,...

      6. 6.The form of declaration referred to in paragraph 3 is...

      7. 7.The form of statutory declaration referred to in paragraph 4...

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      CONSEQUENTIAL AMENDMENTS

      1. Landlord and Tenant Act 1954

        1. 1.The Act shall be amended as follows.

        2. 2.After section 14 insert— Compensation for possession obtained by misrepresentation...

        3. 3.In section 26(1), for the words “tenancy under which he...

        4. 4.In section 38(2) and (3) for the words “the last...

        5. 5.In section 41A(6) for the words from “section 29(1)” to...

        6. 6.In section 46— (a) for the definition of “current tenancy”...

        7. 7.In sections 57(3)(a) and 58(1)(a)— for the words “subsection (5)...

        8. 8.In section 59(1), after “(3)” insert the words “to (3B)”....

        9. 9.In section 64(1)(b), for the words “the said part II”...

      2. Leasehold Reform Act 1967

        1. 10.Schedule 3 to the Leasehold Reform Act 1967 shall be...

        2. 11.For paragraph 2(1) substitute— (1) Sub-paragraphs (1A) to (1E) below...

        3. 12.After paragraph 2 insert— (1) If— (a) the landlord commences proceedings under Part 2...

        4. 13.After paragraph 10(2) insert— (2A) If the landlord’s notice is...

    6. SCHEDULE 6

      ENACTMENTS REPEALED

  12. Explanatory Note

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