No loss, no gain, no mesne profit? – New Square Chambers

Posted April 15th, 2021 in estoppel, landlord & tenant, leases, mesne profits, news by sally

‘This decision is a real treat to read. The case, which is principally concerned with the validity of a break clause notice served by a landlord to determine a lease, is delivered in a communicative style, and enlivened by a number of sporting references.’

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New Square Chambers, 1st April 2021


20-6 or 4-1: Council wins High Court battle over lease of stately home – Local Government Lawyer

Posted April 8th, 2021 in leases, local government, mesne profits, news by sally

‘A High Court judge has likened the result of a trial of a lease dispute involving Wigan Borough Council to the outcome of rugby league and soccer matches.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 7th April 2021


Universal Credit – more woes – Nearly Legal

Posted November 2nd, 2018 in benefits, housing, leases, mesne profits, news, regulations, rent by sally

‘The Universal Credit Regulations 2013 contain certain exclusions from the housing element of Universal Credit.’

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Nearly Legal, 1st November 2018


Ramzan v Brookwide Ltd – WLR Daily

Posted August 26th, 2011 in breach of trust, damages, law reports, mesne profits, trespass by sally

Ramzan v Brookwide Ltd [2011] EWCA Civ 985; [2011] WLR (D) 278

“Where an owner of property was unable to use part of his property due to its misappropriation by another, it was not appropriate to award in addition to damages for loss of profits arising from the inability to use the property, damages for breach of trust and mesne profits, since those heads of damages overlapped.”

WLR Daily, 19th August 2011


Merton London Borough Council v Jones – Times Law Reports

Posted July 3rd, 2008 in housing, law reports, mesne profits by sally

Merton London Borough Council v Jones

Court of Appeal

“A tolerated trespasser was liable to pay mesne profits for overstaying in his former dwelling only up to the time he had decided to give up possession and removed his belongings, even if he had retained the keys and told the landlord of his decision much later.”

The Times, 3rd July 2008


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Merton London Borough Council v Jones – WLR Daily

Posted June 18th, 2008 in housing, law reports, mesne profits by sally

Merton London Borough Council v Jones; [2008] WLR (D) 194

“The liability of a tolerated trespasser to pay mesne profits to a former public landlord terminated when the tolerated trespasser had decided to give up possession and had removed his belongings from his dwelling house, and not at the time when the former landlords were formally notified that he was no longer in possession of the dwelling, even though the tolerated trespasser continued to retain the keys to the dwelling.”

WLR Daily, 17th June 2008


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