Termination of Tenancies

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The Landlord and Tenant Review 2018, 22(5) 163-165, considers a possible reason for the failure to implement draft legislation abolishing the regime governing forfeiture of tenancies.

It explains how the ruling in Billson v Residential Apartments Ltd (HL), concerning relief from forfeiture, limits landlords’ incentives to terminate tenancies by physically re-entering premises. It reviews key reform proposals, explains why these may need further amendment, and calls for their prompt implementation.