Commercial tenants in occupation of premises under a qualifying business tenancy enjoy security of tenure provided by Part II of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 (“the Act”).

In a nutshell; Part II of the Act entitles qualifying tenants to a new tenancy after taking certain procedural steps. One key step is service of a “Section 26” request for a new tenancy, which enables the tenant to kick-start the lease renewal process.