Contributed By Hawkins Hatton Corporate Lawyers Ltd
The tenant is under an obligation to use the property in accordance with the legal permitted use (ie, within use classes B1, B2 and B8 of the Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) 1987). In addition, a lease will usually specify that a tenant cannot use the property for any illegal or immoral purpose. Further restrictions on use can be agreed as part of the lease negotiations. A landlord is also able to restrict the use of the property by agreement with the tenant. For example, if one tenant on an estate has entered into an exclusivity agreement for a specific type of use of a property (eg, an Indian restaurant) then the landlord will be able to restrict the use of other properties on the estate for use within this area to enable the exclusivity agreement to be complied with.