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What do home businesses mean for landlords?

Elizabeth Dwomoh and Richard Hayes analyse the effect of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 on business tenancy renewal protection

27 October 2015

Entrepreneurs and small businesses were seen
as the engines of future economic growth under the last coalition government.
The 'Business in You' campaign was specifically launched with the aim of boosting the number of UK entrepreneurs and small businesses. To facilitate this aim, one of the last acts of the coalition government was to introduce the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015.

Sections 35 and 36 of the 2015 Act came into force on
1 October 2015 and deal with 'home businesses' run from tenanted dwelling-houses.
The provisions confer a symbiotic benefit on landlords and tenants by encouraging landlords to permit tenants to set up home businesses while ensuring, for landlords, that such businesses do not attract renewal protection rights under part 2 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954.

Section 23 of the 1954 Act governs w...

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