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Landlord and Tenant Act 1954

Part I provides security of tenure for some long-term residential leases.

Part II of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 provides security of tenure (subject to certain exceptions) to business tenants by allowing for the renewal of tenancies beyond their contractual dates of termination.

The 1954 Act was amended by the Law of Property Act 1969 and further changes came into force on 1 June 2004 pursuant to the Regulatory Reform (Business Tenancies) (England and Wales) Order 2003.

These Regulations replace the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954, Part 2 (Notices) Regulations 1983.

Regulation 3 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954, Part 2 (notices) Regulations 2004 prescribes the form of various notices relevant to business tenancies. The prescribed forms are set out in Schedule 2. Forms that are substantially to the same effect as those prescribed may be used (regulation 2(2)).

The Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 (Appropriate Multiplier) Order 1990 prescribes the appropriate multiplier to be used in calculating the amount of compensation to which a tenant may be entitled, under Part II of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954, where an order for a new tenancy is precluded on certain grounds. The amount of compensation is arrived at by multiplying the rateable value of the holding (as determined for the purposes of section 37(2) of the 1954 Act) or twice that rateable value, as the case may be, by the appropriate multiplier. The Order is consequential on the discontinuance of domestic rating and the re-rating of non-domestic property under the Local Government Finance Act 1988 (c. 41)