Poets Chase Freehold Co. Ltd. v. Sinclair Gardens Investments (Kensington) Ltd. – WLR Daily

Posted July 30th, 2007 in landlord & tenant, law reports by sally

Poets Chase Freehold Co. Ltd. v. Sinclair Gardens Investments (Kensington) Ltd. [2007] EWHC 1776 (Ch) 

“A notice that was purportedly given under s 13 of the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993, but was subsequently accepted by the qualifying tenants to have failed to comply with the requirements of s 13(3), was an invalid notice that did not have statutory consequences and there was nothing in Chapter 1 of Part 1 of the Act to bar the tenants from serving without delay a valid s 13 notice.”

WLR Daily, 26th July 2007

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Contour Homes Ltd v Rowen – Times Law Reports

Posted July 13th, 2007 in landlord & tenant, law reports, rent by sally

Agreement contained a rent review clause

Contour Homes Ltd v.  Rowen

Court of Appeal

“Where an assured tenancy agreement contained a clause providing the machinery for the increase of the rent, the landlord was not required to comply with the rent review procedure set out by section 13 of the Housing Act 1988.”

The Times, 13th July 2007

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Polarpark Enterprises Inc v. Allason – Times Law Reports

Posted June 26th, 2007 in landlord & tenant, law reports by sally

Obligation gives tenant protection

Polarpark Enterprises Inc v. Allason

Chancery Division

“A licensee who occupied a property under a trust deed, which contained an obligation to repair and insure the property, had a protected licence.”

The Times, 26th June 2007

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Howard de Walden Estates Ltd. v. Aggio and others; Earl Cadogan and another v. 26 Cadogan Square Ltd. – WLR Daily

Posted May 29th, 2007 in landlord & tenant, law reports by sally

Howard de Walden Estates Ltd. v. Aggio and others; Earl Cadogan and another v. 26 Cadogan Square Ltd. [2007] EWCA Civ 499 

“It was not within the contemplation of the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 that the leaseholder of a long lease of a building, which included multiple flats and common parts, came within the expression “a qualifying tenant of a flat” in s 56(1) so as to be able to exercise a statutory right to acquire a new long lease of a flat in the leased building, and the landlord of such a leaseholder was not bound to grant a new long lease.

WLR Daily, 24th May 2007

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Lay and others v. Drexler and others – WLR Daily

Posted May 22nd, 2007 in landlord & tenant, law reports by sally

Lay and others v. Drexler and others [2007] EWCA Civ 464

“Where a tenant had filed an acknowledgment of service indicating an intention to take a new lease in response to his landlord’s application to the court to grant a new lease under the amended provisions of s 24(1) of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954, subsequent notice to the court that the tenant no longer wanted a new tenancy was similar to filing of a notice to discontinue a claim for a new lease justifying an order that the tenant should pay the costs of the entire proceedings to the landlord.”

WLR Daily, 18th May 2007

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Knowsley Housing Trust v. White – Times Law Reports

Posted May 15th, 2007 in landlord & tenant, law reports by sally

Assured tenant became a tolerated trespasser

Knowsley Housing Trust v. White

Court of Appeal

“Where, in the case of an assured tenancy governed by the Housing Act 1988, the court granted an order for possession using County Court Form N28 but suspended execution on terms, the tenancy expired on the last date stated for possession, and the occupant remained thereafter as a tolerated trespasser.”

The Times, 15th May 2007

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Knowsley Housing Trust v. White (Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government intervening) – WLR Daily

Posted May 4th, 2007 in landlord & tenant, law reports by sally

Knowsley Housing Trust v. White (Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government intervening) [2007] EWCA Civ 404

“In the case of an assured tenancy, where the court granted an order for possession using County Court Form N28 but suspended execution on terms, the assured tenancy expired on the last date stated for possession and the occupant remained merely as a ‘tolerated trespasser’.”

WLR Daily, 2nd May 2007

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A new lease of life – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted April 27th, 2007 in landlord & tenant, solicitors by sally

“Major changes are afoot in Landlord and Tenant work – whether it is residential or commercial, writes Grania Langdon-Down.” 

Full story

Law Society’s Gazette, 26th April 2007

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London and Quadrant Housing Trust v. Ansell – Times Law Reports

Posted April 25th, 2007 in landlord & tenant, law reports by sally

Fresh proceedings against tenant

London and Quadrant Housing Trust v. Ansell 

Court of Appeal

“A landlord could issue fresh proceedings against a secure tenant who had failed to pay arrears of rent on time under a previous possession order and had stayed in occupation, rather than seeking to revive that previous order.”

The Times, 25th April 2007

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New tenancy law a ‘nightmare’ – Financial Times

Posted April 23rd, 2007 in landlord & tenant, news by sally

“Thousands of landlords are failing to comply with new legislation aimed at safeguarding tenants’ deposits while residential lettings agents have branded the new rules a ‘logistical nightmare’.”

Full story

Financial Times, 20th April 2007

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Kensington Heights Commercial Co. Ltd. v. Campden Hill Developments Ltd. – Times Law Reports

Posted April 20th, 2007 in landlord & tenant, law reports by sally

Tenants can serve notice on freeholder

Kensington Heights Commercial Co. Ltd. v. Campden Hill Developments Ltd.

Court of Appeal

“Where a landlord entered into a contract to surrender a headlease without serving a notice on the qualifying tenants, they were entitled to serve a notice on the freeholder requiring him to grant a new lease to their nominee on the same terms as the surrendered lease.”

The Times, 20th April 2007

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