“For the purposes of s 47(2) of the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 ‘the premises’ in which a flat was contained was an objectively recognisable space which a visitor would regard as the premises. The combination of the tenant’s flat and the flat immediately below it in a block of 50 flats on nine floors did not comprise “the premises” in which the tenant’s flat was contained. The landlord’s proposal to redevelop the two flats into a single unit could not therefore defeat the tenant’s right to acquire a new lease.”
WLR Daily, 6th February 2008
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