Landlord and Tenant Act 1927

The majority of the law concerning security of tenure for business tenants dates back to the Landlord and Tenant Act 1927. The 1927 Act was substantially amended by further legislation culminating in the 1954 Act, in view of the changing social and economic conditions after the second world war.

The Landlord and Tenant Act 1927 allows tenants, in specified circumstances, to claim compensation at the end of their tenancies from their landlords in respect of improvements to premises carried out by the tenants or their predecessors in title.

This act includes the procedure for tenants applying for consent to improve property, and the implications when applying for consent to assign, change use or underlet. It also limits damages for dilapidations