‘A Practical Guide to Procedure for Tenants to Terminate Business Tenancies’ by Mark Shelton

Paperback: 978-1-913715-96-0
Publication due: November 2021
Price: TBA


It might seem at first glance that termination of a commercial tenancy should usually be a very simple business. What makes it complicated is the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954, paradoxically an Act designed to protect tenants. While it does give tenants important and valuable rights, it is a highly technical piece of legislation, and offers different means of termination at different stages of the tenancy.

When a tenant has decided to bring its lease to an end, it will often be a priority to do so as soon as possible, so as to limit the exposure to further rental payments. The complexity of the Act means that opportunities can be missed, unless the tenant’s advisors are on top of the law and procedure.

This book sets out the options available at all stages, from the first day of the tenancy through to the expiry date and beyond.


Mark practised in major commercial law firms for thirty years, specialising in property dispute resolution. He has acted for businesses large and small, including FTSE-listed property companies and household-name corporate occupiers, across the whole range of property-related issues.

He is now a full-time commercial property management law trainer, putting his expertise and experience to good use in training both lawyers and surveyors. He delivers training both in-house and for providers including MBL Seminars, Professional Conferences, CPT Events and Solicitors Group. Mark is also the author of a number of books within his areas of expertise.


“It’s nice to have a text that just gets to the point and provides an answer!”
– Mark Allison, Surveyor