A liquidator of a tenant is entitled to disclaim onerous property (including leases). This terminates the rights and liabilities of the tenant under the head lease.
Any person with an interest in a disclaimed lease can apply for the lease to be vested in them within three months from the disclaimer. A head landlord can only apply once any subtenants and mortgagees have refused a vesting order, which has the effect of determining that party’s interest in the property from that point, bringing such sublease or mortgage to an end.
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