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Regina v Tower Hamlets London Borough Council, ex parte Chetnik Developments Limited: HL 1988

The House was asked whether a rating authority could refuse to repay rates which had been paid by mistake. Held: ‘Parliament must have intended the rating authorities to act in the same high principled way expected by the court of its own officers and not to retain rates paid under a mistake of law . … Continue reading Regina v Tower Hamlets London Borough Council, ex parte Chetnik Developments Limited: HL 1988

Kay, Gorman, etc v London Borough of Lambeth, London and Quadrant Housing Trust: CA 20 Jul 2004

The defendant local authority had licenced houses to a housing trust, which in turn granted sub-licences to the claimants who were applicants for housing under homelessness provisions, and who now asserted that they became secure tenants of the authority once the trusts licence was revoked. Held: The properties were short life properties, being scheduled for … Continue reading Kay, Gorman, etc v London Borough of Lambeth, London and Quadrant Housing Trust: CA 20 Jul 2004

Dunnachie v Kingston Upon Hull City Council; Williams v Southampton Institute; Dawson v Stonham Housing Association: EAT 8 Apr 2003

EAT Unfair Dismissal – CompensationIn each case, The employee sought additional damages for non-economic loss after an unfair dismissal. Held: The Act could be compared with the Discrimination Acts which explicitly awarded damages for hurt feelings. Clear authority lay against such awards in unfair dismissal cases. An Employment Tribunal considering a claim for damages for … Continue reading Dunnachie v Kingston Upon Hull City Council; Williams v Southampton Institute; Dawson v Stonham Housing Association: EAT 8 Apr 2003

Bruton v London and Quadrant Housing Trust: HL 24 Jun 1999

The claimant sought to oblige the respondent to repair his flat under the 1988 Act. The respondent replied that the arrangement was a licence only, and not protected under the Act. Held: The housing association had a temporary licence to occupy a house and to re-let it, but under conditions which were more consistent with … Continue reading Bruton v London and Quadrant Housing Trust: HL 24 Jun 1999

North British Housing Association Ltd v Sheridan: CA 29 Jul 1999

The respondent appealed against an order for possession made on the grounds that he had been convicted of breach of an order under the 1997 Act in harassing his daughter who lived nearby the premises. The tenant argued that the agreement had incorporated a version of the Housing Act before its amendment to allow possession … Continue reading North British Housing Association Ltd v Sheridan: CA 29 Jul 1999

Chand v Calmore Area Housing Association Ltd: LT 25 Jul 2008

LT LANDLORD AND TENANT- Service Charges – Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 as amended ss 18 and 19 – Housing Act 1988 ss 13 and 14 – Assured non-shorthold periodic tenancy -whether the landlord’s ability (subject to any reference to a Rent Assessment Committee) to serve a yearly notice of increase of rent (which included … Continue reading Chand v Calmore Area Housing Association Ltd: LT 25 Jul 2008

Poplar Housing and Regeneration Community Association Ltd v Donoghue: CA 27 Apr 2001

The defendant resisted accelerated possession proceedings brought for rent arrears under his assured shorthold tenancy, by a private housing association who was a successor to a public authority. Held: Once the human rights issue was raised, the judge had an obligation to deal with it. He did not have an obligation to examine housing policy … Continue reading Poplar Housing and Regeneration Community Association Ltd v Donoghue: CA 27 Apr 2001

Regina v Hillingdon London Borough Council, Ex parte Tinn: 1988

Citations: (1988) 20 HLR 205 Cited by: Cited – Haile v London Borough of Waltham Forest SC 20-May-2015 ‘The question in this case is whether the appellant falls within the scope of section 193 of the Housing Act 1996 as amended, which applies, by virtue of subsection (1), where the local housing authority are satisfied … Continue reading Regina v Hillingdon London Borough Council, Ex parte Tinn: 1988

Ali Bhai and Another v Black Roof Community Housing Association Ltd: CA 2 Nov 2000

The tenant appealed against a refusal of what he said was his right to buy the flat he occupied. The Housing Association respondent and arbitrator had said that the tenancy had been assured, not secure and that therefore no right to buy had existed. After the grant of the tenancy, the Association had changed in … Continue reading Ali Bhai and Another v Black Roof Community Housing Association Ltd: CA 2 Nov 2000

North Devon Homes Housing Association v Brazier: QBD 2003

The tenant was guilty of nuisance, but her misbehaviour was attributable to her psychotic state – her ‘disability’ within the 1995 Act. Held: Though a very pertinent factor to be taken into account may be a housing authority’s obligations to other tenants on a housing estate and the interests of those other tenants, though the … Continue reading North Devon Homes Housing Association v Brazier: QBD 2003

Regina v Greater Manchester Council ex parte Worch: 1988

The court considered to what extent it could look to the form of an Act before it was amended in order to assist it in construing the Act as amended: ‘The original section 21(a) of the [Coroners (Amendment) Act] 1926 is no longer law, since it has been replaced by Section 23(3) of the Births … Continue reading Regina v Greater Manchester Council ex parte Worch: 1988

TRA, Regina v (Redacted Judgment): SC 13 Nov 2019

The Court considered the following question: ‘What is the correct interpretation of the term ‘person acting in an official capacity’ in section 134(1) of the Criminal Justice Act 1988; in particular does it include someone who acts otherwise than in a private and individual capacity for or on behalf of an organisation or body which … Continue reading TRA, Regina v (Redacted Judgment): SC 13 Nov 2019

Webb and Barrett v London Borough of Barnet: CA 1988

The authority resisted an application by the tenant to buy the property let as a council dwelling saying that the tenant was using it for mixed residential and business purposes. The tenant said that the business use had finished, and that the tenancy had become secure. Held: The court noted the change in definitions of … Continue reading Webb and Barrett v London Borough of Barnet: CA 1988

Whitbread West Pennines Ltd v Reedy: CA 1988

The respondent had been employed with the provision of tied accomodation. He had been dismissed. The employer sought possession of the premises. The employees was claiming unfair dismissal and wanted to be re-instated. Held: Possession was to be granted. If the emploer had made a settled decision that the employee would not be taken back … Continue reading Whitbread West Pennines Ltd v Reedy: CA 1988

Kemmis v Kemmis (Welland and Others Intervening): CA 1988

H had mortgaged the matrimonial home to release funds to support his lifestyle. The bank knew about the family circumstances and the mortgage was set aside at first instance. W applied to have the charge set aside. Held: The application failed. The charge had been executed long before W had commenced her claims. The Court … Continue reading Kemmis v Kemmis (Welland and Others Intervening): CA 1988

Regina v North Devon District Council ex parte Lewis: 1988

The court was asked what the effect of the conduct of one member of a family might be on the classification of other members as being voluntarily homeless: ‘the fact that the Act requires consideration of the family unit as a whole indicates that it would be perfectly proper in the ordinary case for the … Continue reading Regina v North Devon District Council ex parte Lewis: 1988

Regina v Newcastle upon Tyne County Court, ex parte Thompson: 1988

Citations: (1988) 20 HLR 430 Jurisdiction: England and Wales Cited by: Cited – Loveridge and Loveridge v Healey CA 20-Feb-2004 The landowner sought to recover possession of land occupied under an agreement by a mobile home owner. Held: It was necessary for the land owner to show that he had complied with the requirements under … Continue reading Regina v Newcastle upon Tyne County Court, ex parte Thompson: 1988

British Amusement Catering Trades Association v Westminster City Council: HL 1988

The defendant operated an amusement arcade which provided video amusement games. The authority required a licence saying that it was an ‘exhibition of a moving image’. The Association appealed. Held: A video amusement game was not within the Act. On its true construction, the Act referred to a show and not an amusement game.Lord Griffiths … Continue reading British Amusement Catering Trades Association v Westminster City Council: HL 1988

Irwell Valley Housing Association v O’Grady: UTLC 25 Jun 2015

UTLC LANDLORD AND TENANT – rent determination – application for determination of rent under s.14, Housing Act 1988 – discrepancy between decision notice and reasons – whether remediable by correction certificate under rule 50, Tribunal Procedure (First-Tier Tribunal) (Property Chamber) Rules 2013 – reliance by First-tier Tribunal on evidence of comparable property not disclosed to … Continue reading Irwell Valley Housing Association v O’Grady: UTLC 25 Jun 2015

A G Securities v Vaughan; Antoniades v Villiers and Bridger: HL 10 Nov 1988

In Antoniades, the two tenants occupied an attic, living together. Each had at the same time signed identical agreements purporting to create licences. The landlord had reserved to himself the right to occupy the property and to allow others to occupy it so as to create no more than a licence. Held: Behaviour by the … Continue reading A G Securities v Vaughan; Antoniades v Villiers and Bridger: HL 10 Nov 1988

McNerny v London Borough of Lambeth: CA 1988

The scale of the dampness which had to be endured by a tenant led to constant colds and minor ailments being suffered by the plaintiff and her children who had to live in those unhealthy conditions. Held: The legislature had ‘conspicuously refrained’ from updating the statutory rent limit and it was therefore not for the … Continue reading McNerny v London Borough of Lambeth: CA 1988

Thomas-Ashley v Drum Housing Association Ltd: CA 17 Mar 2010

The tenant had been ordered to leave her flat. She had kept a dog in breach of her tenancy agreement. The landlord had terminated the assured shorthold tenancy by a section 21 notice. She said that they had failed to make reasonable adjustments to allow for her disability, and that the dog was critical to … Continue reading Thomas-Ashley v Drum Housing Association Ltd: CA 17 Mar 2010

Metropolitan Housing Trust v Hadjazi: CA 1 Jul 2010

The Trust appealed against refusal of an order for possession against its periodic assured tenant. The grounds were 14 (nuisance or annoyance), and 14A (domestic violence). The judge had found that the violence complained of occurred only after the tenant had moved out of the property and ceased before his return. The judge found no … Continue reading Metropolitan Housing Trust v Hadjazi: CA 1 Jul 2010

Mexfield Housing Co-Operative Ltd v Berrisford: ChD 5 Oct 2009

The claimant appealed against refusal of a summary order for possession of the defendant tenant’s house for arrears of rent. The arrears arose through delay in payment of Housing Benefit, and all arrears had been cleared by the hearing of the appeal. The claimant said that as a fully mutual housing co-operative, it was not … Continue reading Mexfield Housing Co-Operative Ltd v Berrisford: ChD 5 Oct 2009

Knowsley Housing Trust v White; Honeygan-Green v London Borough of Islington; Porter v Shepherds Bush Housing Association: HL 10 Dec 2008

The House considered situations where a secure or assured tenancy had been made subject to a suspended possession order and where despite the tenant failing to comply with the conditions, he had been allowed to continue in occupation. Held: Mrs White remained an assured tenant despite the continued suspended possession order. Mr Porter was entitled … Continue reading Knowsley Housing Trust v White; Honeygan-Green v London Borough of Islington; Porter v Shepherds Bush Housing Association: HL 10 Dec 2008

Regina v Secretary of State for Transport, ex parte Factortame (No 2): HL 11 Oct 1990

The validity of certain United Kingdom legislation was challenged on the basis that it contravened provisions of the EEC Treaty by depriving the applicants of their Community rights to fish in European waters, and an interlocutory injunction was sought against the Secretary of State to restrain enforcement of that law pending a reference. The House … Continue reading Regina v Secretary of State for Transport, ex parte Factortame (No 2): HL 11 Oct 1990

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Yenula Properties Ltd v Naidu: ChD 18 Jul 2002

The landlord appealed a finding of the county court that a notice of assured shorthold tenancy needed to be served on the tenant personally. Here the notice had been served on the proposed tenant’s solicitors. Held: Though Galinski applied to a different procedure the analogy was appropriate. Service on the tenant’s solicitors was adequate. Proceedings … Continue reading Yenula Properties Ltd v Naidu: ChD 18 Jul 2002

Barrow and Amey v Kazim and Others: CA 31 Oct 2018

The court was asked: ‘whether a notice that the respondents, who own the relevant premises, served on the appellants, who are assured shorthold tenants, satisfied the requirements of section 21(1)(b) of the 1988 Act. The respondents maintain that it did. The appellants dispute that on the basis that the respondents were not at the date … Continue reading Barrow and Amey v Kazim and Others: CA 31 Oct 2018

Regina on the Application of Lester v The London Rent Assessment Committee: CA 12 Mar 2003

The court faced the question of, whether if a landlord serves a notice on an assured tenant under section 13(2) of the Act proposing an increase in rent, that will be the rent unless, before the beginning of the new period specified in the notice the tenant refers the notice to a rent assessment committee … Continue reading Regina on the Application of Lester v The London Rent Assessment Committee: CA 12 Mar 2003

Gil v Baygreen Properties Ltd: CA 5 Jul 2002

The applicant had defended an action for possession for arrears of rent, and counterclaimed for damages for failure to repair. A compromise was put to the court, and the court took that as consent and made a possession order. The tenant appealed. Held: The court had not had jurisdiction to make the possession order and … Continue reading Gil v Baygreen Properties Ltd: CA 5 Jul 2002

Regina (on the Application of Morris) v The London Rent Assessment Committee and Another: CA 7 Mar 2002

Mummery LJ said: ‘In my judgment, the principal submissions are based on a misreading of the statutory provisions. There is nothing in the provisions establishing or supporting a statutory principle of ‘once an assured tenancy, always an assured tenancy’. The provisions of Schedule 10 relied upon do not set a ceiling of andpound;25,000 on the … Continue reading Regina (on the Application of Morris) v The London Rent Assessment Committee and Another: CA 7 Mar 2002

Ravenseft Properties Ltd v Hall; White v Chubb; similar: CA 19 Dec 2001

Parties appealed decisions as whether assured shorthold tenancy notices were valid despite errors. Held: If, notwithstanding errors or omissions, the substance of the notice was sufficiently clear to the reasonable person reading it, then the notice was likely to serve the purpose, and it could be valid. There was not a two stage test of … Continue reading Ravenseft Properties Ltd v Hall; White v Chubb; similar: CA 19 Dec 2001

Chehab v Cadogan Estates Ltd: UTLC 12 Sep 2018

LANDLORD AND TENANT – rent determination – assured periodic tenancy – valuation – assessment of comparables – determination of rent under section 14 Housing Act 1988 – appeal allowed in part Citations: [2018] UKUT 282 (LC) Links: Bailii Statutes: Housing Act 1988 14 Jurisdiction: England and Wales Landlord and Tenant Updated: 26 May 2022; Ref: … Continue reading Chehab v Cadogan Estates Ltd: UTLC 12 Sep 2018

Sillvote Ltd v Liverpool City Council: UTLC 14 Jun 2010

UTLC LEASEHOLD ENFRANCHISEMENT – house – price – condition – improvements – risk of tenant claiming Assured Tenancy- statutory assumptions – appeal allowed in part – Price determined at andpound;152,788 – Leasehold Reform Act 1967 section 9(1), Housing Act 1988 section 14(2)(b) and Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 Pt 1 Judges: P R Francis FRICS … Continue reading Sillvote Ltd v Liverpool City Council: UTLC 14 Jun 2010

Regina (Lester) v London Rent Assessment Committee: QBD 7 Nov 2002

The tenant sought to request the Committee to fix his rent. He sent the application, but it was not received before it came into effect. He appealed a rejection of his claim as out of time. Held: The regulation required the rent to be referred to the committee before the new rent came into effect. … Continue reading Regina (Lester) v London Rent Assessment Committee: QBD 7 Nov 2002

Regina v London Rent Assessment Panel, Ex Parte Cadogan Estates Ltd: Admn 4 Jun 1997

If the proper rent is higher than the statutory maximum, then the rent should be so set and the assured tenancy status lost. The Committee was not prohibited from assessing the rent of the assured tenancy arising on termination of the long tenancy in excess of andpound;25,000. Judges: Kay J Citations: Times 10-Jul-1997, [1997] EWHC … Continue reading Regina v London Rent Assessment Panel, Ex Parte Cadogan Estates Ltd: Admn 4 Jun 1997

Chelsea Yacht and Boat Club Ltd v Pope: CA 6 Apr 2000

The tenant sought to assert that he occupied a houseboat, the Dinty Moore, under a tenancy of a dwellinghouse under the 1988 Act. The claimant appealed a decision that it was. Held: A house-boat, even though used as a dwelling, did not have the character of a house sufficiently to allow an assured tenancy of … Continue reading Chelsea Yacht and Boat Club Ltd v Pope: CA 6 Apr 2000

Uratemp Ventures Ltd v Collins, Same v Carell: CA 10 Dec 1999

The presence of cooking facilities is an essential element in deciding whether premises could constitute a dwelling. Accordingly, a room in a hotel without such facilities could not be subject to an assured tenancy. A room with cooking facilities and access to a bathroom could be a dwelling, but the sharing of cooking facilities denied … Continue reading Uratemp Ventures Ltd v Collins, Same v Carell: CA 10 Dec 1999

Tadema Holdings Ltd v Ferguson: CA 25 Nov 1999

A notice to increase rent could properly be served on a tenant even though he lacked mental capacity. Service of a notice must retain its natural meaning. A notice could properly be given where the landlord was named, and his address given ‘c/o the agent’ provided that address gave sufficient opportunity to contact the landlord. … Continue reading Tadema Holdings Ltd v Ferguson: CA 25 Nov 1999

Shepping and another v Osada: CA 23 Mar 2000

The time limit on the recovery of possession of property subject to a tenancy to within one year of the landlord becoming aware of the death of the tenant required proceedings to have been issued within the year. The service of the notice requiring possession did not satisfy the requirement which was strictly for proceedings. … Continue reading Shepping and another v Osada: CA 23 Mar 2000

Mundy v Hook: CA 18 Jul 1997

The court was asked whether an agreement was an assured shorthold tenancy agreement with the 1988 Act. The agreement incorrectly stated a date which would have terminated the secure tenancy after five not six months. There was also disagreement about whether a garage was included in the let. The landlord having died, his personal representative … Continue reading Mundy v Hook: CA 18 Jul 1997

Regina v Kensington and Chelsea Royal London Borough Ex Parte Kihara; Similar: CA 25 Jun 1996

Four asylum seekers had been deprived of benefits, and left destitute. They had sought housing assistance from the authority, claiming that the complete absence of resources left to them was an ‘other special reason’ leaving them vulnerable within s59. Held: Such destitution was capable of being a reason within the Act, and the appeal against … Continue reading Regina v Kensington and Chelsea Royal London Borough Ex Parte Kihara; Similar: CA 25 Jun 1996

Sampson and Others v Wilson and Others: CA 19 Apr 1995

A landlord’s estate management agent was not jointly liable with the Landlord for damages for acts of harassment of the tenant committed by the landlord. Citations: Times 19-Apr-1995 Statutes: Housing Act 1988 27 28 Jurisdiction: England and Wales Cited by: Cited – Abbott v Bayley CA 20-Jan-1999 Appeal against award of damages for breach by … Continue reading Sampson and Others v Wilson and Others: CA 19 Apr 1995

Regina v Westminster City Council ex parte N’Dormadingar: QBD 14 Oct 1997

The failure of the applicant to make proper preparations for a house move is a proper consideration when assessing intentional homelessness. Judges: Lightman J Citations: Times 20-Nov-1997 Statutes: Housing Act 1988 60(3) Cited by: Cited – F v Birmingham City Council CA 2-Nov-2006 The applicant sought housing as a homeless person with her children. The … Continue reading Regina v Westminster City Council ex parte N’Dormadingar: QBD 14 Oct 1997

Chouhan v The Earls High School: UTLC 15 Sep 2016

UTLC LANDLORD AND TENANT – RENT DETERMINATION – assured periodic tenancy – whether agreement provided for contractual rent review and so precluded reference of proposed new rent to tribunal – whether mere statement of tenants’ rights – ss 13-14, Housing Act 1988 – appeal dismissed [2016] UKUT 405 (LC) Bailii England and Wales Landlord and … Continue reading Chouhan v The Earls High School: UTLC 15 Sep 2016

Bacon v Mountview Estates Plc: UTLC 28 Oct 2015

UTLC LANDLORD AND TENANT – Rent Determination – first-tier tribunal determining rent for flat on reference under Housing Act 1988 section 13 by applying criteria set out in Housing Act 1988 section 14 – whether first-tier tribunal erred in law – whether tenancy a protected or statutory tenancy governed by the Rent Act 1977 rather … Continue reading Bacon v Mountview Estates Plc: UTLC 28 Oct 2015

North Lincolnshire Homes Ltd v Bentley: UTLC 13 Aug 2015

UTLC LANDLORD AND TENANT – Rent Determination – assured periodic tenancy – determination of market rent – reduction in rent owing to state of premises – refusal of access by tenant to landlord to enter the premises to undertake repairs – implied term to enter the premises – Housing Act, sections 14 and 16 [2015] … Continue reading North Lincolnshire Homes Ltd v Bentley: UTLC 13 Aug 2015

Helena Partnerships Ltd v Brown: UTLC 25 Jun 2015

UTLC LANDLORD AND TENANT – RENT DETERMINATION – assured periodic tenancy – whether agreement provided for contractual rent review and precluded reference of proposed new rent to First-tier Tribunal – new service charge for support and intensive housing management services not required by tenant – market rent determined by reference to comparable without such services … Continue reading Helena Partnerships Ltd v Brown: UTLC 25 Jun 2015

Tadema Holdings Ltd v Ferguson: CA 18 Nov 1999

The Court considered service of a notice under the 1988 Act: ”Serve’ is an ordinary English word connoting the delivery of a document to a particular person.’ Lord Justice Peter Gibson, And, Lord Justice Ward [1999] EWCA Civ 3045, (1999) 32 HLR 866 Bailii Housing Act 1988 England and Wales Cited by: Cited – UKI … Continue reading Tadema Holdings Ltd v Ferguson: CA 18 Nov 1999

Clickex Ltd v McCann: CA 26 May 1999

A failure by a landlord under the pre-1996 assured shorthold tenancy regime, to insert the correct tenancy dates in a shorthold notice, meant that the tenancy became an assured tenancy, since the arrangement failed to meet the requirements to create a shorthold tenancy. The divisional court had decided that the landlord’s possession action had failed, … Continue reading Clickex Ltd v McCann: CA 26 May 1999

Masih, Regina (on The Application of) v Yousaf: CA 6 Feb 2014

Appeal against refusal to set aside possession order made under assured shorthold tenancy. No rent was paid on three rent days, but then the Housing benefit begand clearing arrears in part. Held: It is settled law that the notice requiring possession need not follow exactly the words of the section. Hallett, Davis, Floyd LJJ [2014] … Continue reading Masih, Regina (on The Application of) v Yousaf: CA 6 Feb 2014

ZH, Regina (on The Application of) v London Borough of Newham: CA 11 Jul 2013

The claimant had applied for housing as a homeless person and was found temporary accomodation pending the respondent’s decision. When eventually the decision went against the claimant, the claimant argued that the authority was obliged to recover the licensed accomodation through court proceedings. Held: The appeal failed. Moses, Kitchin, Floyd LJJ [2013] EWCA Civ 805, … Continue reading ZH, Regina (on The Application of) v London Borough of Newham: CA 11 Jul 2013

CN, Regina (on The Application of) v London Borough of Lewisham: CA 11 Jul 2013

The claimants had applied for housing as homeless. They were given accommodation pending the authority’s final decisions. Those decisions were thet the claimants were homeless intentionally. The authoity’s set out to recover possession. The claimants said that under the 1977 Act, the authority was obliged first to obtain a court order. Held: The request for … Continue reading CN, Regina (on The Application of) v London Borough of Lewisham: CA 11 Jul 2013