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A telecommunications operator’s lease of a rooftop site was terminated on forfeiture of a headlease. The freeholder then served a paragraph 21 notice under the Electronic Communications Code, and the operator served a counter notice. The freeholder has issued possession proceedings which have been listed for hearing. The operator intends to serve a paragraph 5 notice before the hearing and seek further directions in that regard. Should the proceedings be treated as a possession claim under CPR Part 55 and accordingly does the operator need to file a defence within 14 days?

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Published on LexisPSL on 15/12/2017

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  • A telecommunications operator’s lease of a rooftop site was terminated on forfeiture of a headlease. The freeholder then served a paragraph 21 notice under the Electronic Communications Code, and the operator served a counter notice. The freeholder has issued possession proceedings which have been listed for hearing. The operator intends to serve a paragraph 5 notice before the hearing and seek further directions in that regard. Should the proceedings be treated as a possession claim under CPR Part 55 and accordingly does the operator need to file a defence within 14 days?

A telecommunications operator’s lease of a rooftop site was terminated on forfeiture of a headlease. The freeholder then served a paragraph 21 notice under the Electronic Communications Code, and the operator served a counter notice. The freeholder has issued possession proceedings which have been listed for hearing. The operator intends to serve a paragraph 5 notice before the hearing and seek further directions in that regard. Should the proceedings be treated as a possession claim under CPR Part 55 and accordingly does the operator need to file a defence within 14 days?

It is assumed that there is a headlease which has been forfeited, and that any sub-leases under this lease have also come to an end. The Electronics Communications Code (the Code) referred to is the Electronic Communications Code produced by the Law Commission in

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