Two for one: one case but two decisions on occupation under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 (Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea v Mellcraft Ltd [2024] EWHC 539 (Ch); [2024] PLSCS 49) – Gatehouse Chambers

Posted April 26th, 2024 in appeals, chambers articles, landlord & tenant, leases, local government, news by sally

‘Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea (“the Council”) is the freeholder of a building on the Portobello Road, London W11. In 2012, Mellcraft Ltd (“Mellcraft”) took a five year lease of the first and second floors of the property (“the flat”). Shortly afterwards, a lease of the ground floor shop was granted to another company controlled by the same director. The director (“M”) lived in the flat and conducted Mellcraft’s business from it. Mellcraft had no other business premises.’

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Gatehouse Chambers, 16th April 2024