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Overview of the Tenants agreement to exclude security of tenure

For use in England and Wales only.

This declaration should be used in response to receiving a landlord's notice to exclude security of tenure. Security of tenure is the right of a tenant to occupy a property after the lease expires. A commercial tenant should use this agreement to state they understand the implications of entering a lease without security of tenure. There are two ways to respond to the landlord's notice, either by way of a simple declaration or statutory declaration. The type of declaration chosen will depend on the time left remaining before a tenant has to commit to the lease. This declaration excludes the provisions of sections 24 to 28 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954.

  • for a lease of business premises where security of tenure is not given
  • where a landlord's warning notice has been served
  • when either a tenant's simple declaration or statutory declaration is required
  • the required legal information in response to the landlord's warning notice for a tenant's simple declaration or a statutory declaration

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  • if there are multiple landlords or tenants
  • for advice where a tenant needs urgent access to the property
  • where there is a guarantor under the lease
  • for property located in Scotland

This tenant's simple and statutory declaration is governed by the law of England and Wales.