Serving notice


Perfectionists might have pointed out to me (but seem to have been too polite to do so) that my suggestion on p.81 that

"if the Tenant shall have served notice in writing on the Landlord" … leaves open an argument about whether service was effected by posting the document even if it did not arrive
did not take account of s.196(4) of the Law of Property Act 1925, which provides that:
Any notice required or authorised by this Act to be served shall also be sufficiently served, if it is sent by post in a registered letter addressed to the lessee, lessor, mortgagee, mortgagor, or other person to be served, by name, at the aforesaid place of abode or business, office, or counting-house, and if that letter is not returned by the postal operator (within the meaning of the Postal Services Act 2000) concerned] undelivered; and that service shall be deemed to be made at the time at which the registered letter would in the ordinary course be delivered.
My apologies for the oversight.

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