If you are a landlord or tenant and you know that either a rent review or a break option is likely to occur in the next 12 months, then it is time to check the terms of your lease to make sure you have the mechanics of the rent review procedure or the conditions applicable to the break-up option and , in particular to determine whether the deadlines are indicated as «essential» or not. If you are unsure of what you have about your particular tenancy or if there are uncertainties about the wording of these provisions, then you will be happy to advise Jackson Lees Solicitors` Business and Property Services department in interpreting and implementing these important provisions, both for landlords and tenants. The agreement should clearly define what is being praised. In the case of a business property lease, this would generally be done in relation to a card. However, if a house is not large, it is unlikely that a lease will do so. Instead, the property should be described as fully as possible, using house numbers as well as names (and relative location, if an apartment, z.B. ground floor apartment number 4). You can apply for a Discretionary Housing Allowance (DHP) if your housing allowance or universal loan does not cover your full rent. You may be able to get a grant from a charity. In England and Wales, a guaranteed short-term lease (i.e. no continuation of a pre-lease) must not be less than six months and all STAs must have a fixed term of at least six months. In Scotland, the lease must be a SAT for at least six months. Normally, the rent is payable in advance on the same day of the month or week in which the lease began.
Leases longer than five years generally include a rental price review provision (unless the parties have agreed to a turnover rent or a gradual increase in rent). A rent review is essential for the lessor in order to preserve the value of his investment, so that he can benefit from possible increases in the rental value during the duration of the lease. Without them, backers would have difficulty selling or financing real estate. Lease agreements generally contain a paragraph requiring the tenant to maintain a garden or outdoors, although it may be difficult to argue that the tenant is growing «wild» flowers to devalue or increase the value of a garden. With regard to the rental brake, it is therefore considered that time is expressed without exception as «essential», whereas in the event of a break clause, the position is generally completely reversed and the time is expressed in most years as «core» and therefore the deadline must be strictly respected. If a notice of pause is served even one day after the time limit provided by the tenancy agreement, it is invalid and the right to exercise the break, either by the landlord or by the tenant, has been lost. It is quite common for a pause clause to require that the party exercising it be terminated to the other party «no later than six months before the break date.» Many tenants may be aware that they have the right to take out their lease, the third anniversary of the start of the lease, but they may be completely unaware that they must effectively notify the lessor of the termination no later than two years and six months after the lease begins.