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What are sections 24-28 of the landlord and tenant act?

Section 24 of the Landlord and Tenant Act provides that a tenancy shall not come to an end unless terminated by the provisions if the Landlord and Tenant Act. The tenant under the Landlord and Tenant Act may apply for the court for a new tenancy if the landlord has given notice under s 25 of the Landlord and Tenant Act to terminate the tenancy or of the tenant has made a request for a new tenancy under section 26.

The landlord may terminate the tenancy under s25 of the Landlord and Tenant Act by a prescribed form of notice given to the tenant. A tenant may request to renew the tenancy if the tenancy is granted for a certain terms of years exceeding one year. This option available to the tenant under s26 of the Landlord and Tenant Act

S27 of the landlord and tenant act provides where the a tenancy is granted for a term of years certain, the tenant issue to the immediate landlord, by three months before the date on which apart from this Act the tenancy would come to an end as a result of time. A notice must be given in writing that the tenant does not want the tenancy to be continued, section 24 of the Landlord and Tenant Act will not have effect in relation to the tenancy, unless the notice is given before the tenant has been in occupation in right of the tenancy for one month.

The Landlord and Tenant Act provide in s28 that an agreement could be reached by the landlord and tenant to the renewal of the tenancy or of another tenancy. The current tenancy shall continue to the date of the agreement, and shall not be a tenancy to which the Landlord and Tenant Act applies.

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