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Thursday, 17 March 2011


Landlords beware: Tenants can terminate their lease by email

The Tenant sought to terminate its commercial lease by exercising the lease’s break option after 5 years. Under the lease, the tenant had to gave six months' written notice served by special delivery post or by hand on the Landlord to terminate the lease.

Six month before the expiry of the term the Tenant sent an email to the Landlord’s agent notifying the Landlord of his intention to exercise the break option and to terminate the lease. The Landlord’s agent accepted the email. Later the Landlord disputed the validity of the notice as it did not comply with the provisions of the lease.

The judge ruled that despite service defects, the Tenant’s termination of the lease by email was valid and effective because the Landlord accepted the email and the Tenant relied on the Landlord’s acceptance of the email.

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