Section 40 notice: request by landlord for information

Statutory form and explanatory notes for a section 40 notice by a landlord requesting information so he can decide whether or not to renew the business tenancy.

Suitable for use in: England & Wales
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This Section 40 notice complies with Section 40(1) of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954. It is suitable for landlords and agents of landlords.

It is to be used by a landlord who wishes to enquire as to the occupation of the tenant and any sub-tenants so that he can make an informed decision about whether to renew the business tenancy.

A section 40 notice should be served on the tenant in plenty of time to allow him to respond and for the landlord to then issue the relevant forms after. We suggest eight months before the end of the business tenancy. Why? There are certain time requirements to be complied with when serving section 25 and section 26 notices (which of course may well be served after you serve the section 40 notice, depending on whether the landlords wants to renew the business tenancy, or oppose the renewal). Act early and get the result you want.

Application and features

  • Official, statutory form required for serving a section 40 notice;
  • Allows you to obtain information about the tenant and tenancy before you make further decisions;
  • Suitable for any business tenancy enquiry.


  • Details of the tenant and landlord;
  • Address and description of the property;
  • Relevant questions for the tenant to determine the use of the premises;
  • Important notes for the tenant; including;
  • Information required; and
  • Validity of the notice.

This document was written by a solicitor for Net Lawman. It complies with current English law.

UK-PRrnt04 - Section 40 notice: request by landlord for information (Suitable for use in: England & Wales)

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