A recent case (Hough v Greathall Limited 2015) confirmed that the landlord doesn’t need to have the necessary intention to develop at the date they serve notice on the tenant refusing the new tenancy, they only have to have it on the date of the court hearing. A court hearing will only take place if one party applies for it before the date of termination stated in the notice. A tenant can apply if they want to challenge the refusal and the landlord can do it if they want to terminate early or seek more control over the situation. If neither party applies, the tenancy ends on the date of termination stated in the notice and the tenant has no right to remain in the property.
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