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The length of a lease term is not regulated and parties are free to negotiate it. Typically, landlords would want commercial leases to be for not less than five years to avoid controlled tenancies.
Section 66 (1e) of the LA requires the tenant to keep all buildings comprised in the lease in a reasonable state of repair.
Frequency of rent payments is not statutorily regulated. Typically, rent is payable either monthly or quarterly.