WARNING: I am not an expert on this.
Originally Posted by Scotty3
Subject to that, L has an implied right to forfeit only if:
i. T denies L's title (because T could hardly then claim title deriving from L); or
ii. T breaches a condition of lease. "Condition" means more than just a covenant. In a 1992 County Court case [Hussein v. Mehlman] - not a major precedent, but better than nothing - it was held that nonpayment of rent for a long time could allow L to treat T as repudiating lease. The situation would have to be fairly extreme for this device to work.
L can peaceably re-enter residential property only if has reasonable cause to believe that no-one resides: otherwise L is comitting criminal offence under Protection from Eviction Act 1977.
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