Newport City Council v Charles – WLR Daily

Posted July 22nd, 2008 in estoppel, housing, law reports by sally

Newport City Council v Charles; [2008] WLR (D) 245

“A local authority’s right to possession against a person succeeding to a tenancy on the death of a family member other than a spouse on the ground that the accommodation was more than he reasonably required was not an interest in land capable of giving rise to a proprietory estoppel against the tenant. Accordingly, a tenant who concealed his mother’s death for three years in order to avoid being moved to a different property could not be ousted on that ground because the time limit for doing so had expired before the local authority discovered his mother had died.”

WLR Daily, 21st July 2008


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