Guidance

Extension of leases (PG28)

How to extend the term of a lease and register the transaction (practice guide 28).

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Agreements for the extension of leases are common. However, a lease cannot simply be extended by deed. A new lease needs to be granted.

Aimed at conveyancers, this guide explains how:

  • these transactions may be best effected
  • to lodge the necessary applications for registration

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Published 13 October 2003
Last updated 25 July 2016 + full page history
  1. Section 2.3 has been amended to make clear when the applicant needs to provide evidence to remove a form A restriction on surrender of a lease.
  2. Link to the advice we offer added.
  3. Welsh translation added.
  4. Sections 2.1 and 3 have been amended as a result of the publication of brand new [practice guide 19A: restrictions and leasehold properties](https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/restrictions-and-leasehold-properties-pg19a)
  5. First published.