Tenants can serve notice on freeholder
Court of Appeal
“Where a landlord entered into a contract to surrender a headlease without serving a notice on the qualifying tenants, they were entitled to serve a notice on the freeholder requiring him to grant a new lease to their nominee on the same terms as the surrendered lease.”
The Times, 20th April 2007
Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.