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I have served a Section 42 notice and have not received a counter-notice. What can I do?

In the Section 42 notice you must specify a date for response of at least 2 months from the date of service of the notice. If your landlord does not respond or responds late then you can apply to the County Court for a lease extension on the terms set out in the Section 42 notice within 6 months from the date the counter-notice was supposed to be given.

Lease extension can be a difficult process. We recommend you get professional help from a solicitor and surveyor with experience in this area.


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