OBTAINING POSSESSION OF REAL ESTATE
Authors: Zdravka Dzhandarmova, Peter Dzhandarmov
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The premises have previously been let to two tenants doing business on the premises, so they are covered by the 1954 Landlord and Tenant Act, Part II on Security of Tenure for Business, Professional and other Tenants. Tenant the First holds a 25-year lease let in 1994; it is 2 years away from expiry in 2019. Tenant the Second holds a 10-year lease let in 2009; it is likewise 2 years away from expiry in 2019. Full possession of the premises is not possible before 2019.
In relation to both tenants, but especially the First who has not vacated, the court in Adams v Green  2 EGLR 46 held that it is no part of the policy of the 1954 Act to give security of tenure to a business tenant at the expense of preventing redevelopment.