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Norris (T/a J Davis and Son) v Checksfield: CA 23 Apr 1991

The employee occupied a dwelling belonging to his employer and for the better performance of his duties. He was summarily dismissed for misconduct. Held: The 1977 Act did not apply, and the owner had not been obliged to give a notice under the 1977 Act. He did not occupy the premises under a periodic tenancy … Continue reading Norris (T/a J Davis and Son) v Checksfield: CA 23 Apr 1991

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

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Coombes, Regina (on The Application of) v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and Another: Admn 8 Mar 2010

The landlord council brought proceedings for possession. The tenant (C) had remained in possession after his mother’s death, but enjoyed no second statutory succession. He had lived there since 1954 when he was six. C sought a declaration of incompatibility in respect of section 3 of the 1977 Act, saying that it disallowed any consideration … Continue reading Coombes, Regina (on The Application of) v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and Another: Admn 8 Mar 2010

National Trust for Places of Historic Interest Or Natural Beauty v Knipe and Knipe: CA 15 May 1997

The tenancy was of an agricultural holding, with protection under the 1986 Act. It had 350 acres of pasture, and two farmhouses. The tenants covenanted not to use the holding for any purpose other than agriculture, to farm it in accordance with the rules of good husbandry and personally to reside in the farmhouses. They … Continue reading National Trust for Places of Historic Interest Or Natural Beauty v Knipe and Knipe: CA 15 May 1997

Cowan and Another v The Chief Constable for Avon and Somerset Constabulary: CA 14 Nov 2001

Where police had been called to an incident where a member of the public had been threatened with violence if he did not leave premises, did not have a duty to take action under the Act toward the applicant. It is only if a particular responsibility towards an individual arises, establishing a sufficiently close relationship, … Continue reading Cowan and Another v The Chief Constable for Avon and Somerset Constabulary: CA 14 Nov 2001

Westminster City Council v Clarke: HL 29 Apr 1992

An occupant of a hostel for homeless and vulnerable single men had only a licence to occupy the room, and was not a tenant. There was a resident warden and a team of support workers. The intention was that residents should use the hostel as a temporary base as part of their rehabilitation. Held: An … Continue reading Westminster City Council v Clarke: HL 29 Apr 1992

West Wiltshire District Council v Snelgrove and Snelgrove: Admn 17 Mar 1997

The council appealed against the acquittal of the defendants of offences under the 1977 Act. The occupiers were there under an informal temporary tenancy. The owners wished to move back in. The tenants had not left on the day appointed and on the day after the owners returned to find the house damaged and in … Continue reading West Wiltshire District Council v Snelgrove and Snelgrove: Admn 17 Mar 1997

Norris (t/a J Davis and Son) v Checksfield: CA 17 Apr 1991

The employee occupied the property under a licence granted by his employer for the better performance of his employment duties. At first he had been taken on as a semi-skilled mechanic, but he was later offered occupation of the employer’s bungalow so that he would be readily available as a coach driver after obtaining a … Continue reading Norris (t/a J Davis and Son) v Checksfield: CA 17 Apr 1991

Regina v Burke: HL 24 May 1990

The defendants appealed against their conviction under the 1977 Act. Held: To amount to harrassment, the actions complained of need not be such as would give rise of themselves to civil or criminal action. Citations: [1991] 1 AC 135, Independent 24-May-1990 Statutes: Protection from Eviction Act 1977 1(3) Jurisdiction: England and Wales Citing: Upheld – … Continue reading Regina v Burke: HL 24 May 1990

Hackney London Borough Council v Snowden: CA 2001

A short notice to quit might be given by a landlord if accepted by a tenant. Citations: (2001) 3 L and TR 60 Statutes: Protection from Eviction Act 1977 5(1) Jurisdiction: England and Wales Cited by: Cited – Ealing Family Housing Association Ltd v McKenzie CA 10-Oct-2003 The defendant and his wife separated when she … Continue reading Hackney London Borough Council v Snowden: CA 2001

Dellhold Estates (UK) Pty Ltd v Lindsey Trading Properties Inc: 1994

The word ‘premises’ in s 46(1) of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987 means the subject matter of the letting and the section applied to an agricultural holding which included a dwelling house. S 48 of the Act was governed by s 46(1) which applied it ‘to premises which consist of or include a dwelling’. … Continue reading Dellhold Estates (UK) Pty Ltd v Lindsey Trading Properties Inc: 1994

Rogerson v Wigan Metropolican Borough Council: QBD 14 Jul 2004

The claimant sought damages under the 1977 Act. The defendant said it had behaved lawfully. He had been housed in a hostel pending a decision on the application for permanent housing as a homeless person, which the defendant said excluded him from protection under the 1977 Act. Held: The claimant’s appeal failed.Auld LJ said: ‘the … Continue reading Rogerson v Wigan Metropolican Borough Council: QBD 14 Jul 2004

Regina v Yuthiwattana: CACD 1984

The defendant appealed against his convictions under the 1977 Act. Held: Under section 1(2) the deprivation of occupation for one day was insufficient. To constitute an offence, the deprivation had to take the character of an eviction. However, the appeal against the offence under section 1(3) failed. It was sufficient to establish that the acts, … Continue reading Regina v Yuthiwattana: CACD 1984

Kay and Another v London Borough of Lambeth and others; Leeds City Council v Price and others and others: HL 8 Mar 2006

In each case the local authority sought to recover possession of its own land. In the Lambeth case, they asserted this right as against an overstaying former tenant, and in the Leeds case as against gypsies. In each case the occupiers said that the recovery of possession interfered with their right respect for their family … Continue reading Kay and Another v London Borough of Lambeth and others; Leeds City Council v Price and others and others: HL 8 Mar 2006

Fitzpatrick v Sterling Housing Association Ltd: HL 28 Oct 1999

Same Sex Paartner to Inherit as Family Member The claimant had lived with the original tenant in a stable and long standing homosexual relationship at the deceased’s flat. After the tenant’s death he sought a statutory tenancy as a spouse of the deceased. The Act had been extended to include as a spouse someone living … Continue reading Fitzpatrick v Sterling Housing Association Ltd: HL 28 Oct 1999

ZH and CN, Regina (on The Applications of) v London Boroughs of Newham and Lewisham: SC 12 Nov 2014

The court was asked whether the 1977 Act required a local authorty to obtain a court order before taking possession of interim accommodation it provided to an apparently homeless person while it investigated whether it owed him or her a duty under Part VII of the 1996 Act, and (ii) whether a public authority, which … Continue reading ZH and CN, Regina (on The Applications of) v London Boroughs of Newham and Lewisham: SC 12 Nov 2014

Sims v Dacorum Borough Council: SC 12 Nov 2014

Surrender at Common Law Survives Human Rights Law The tenants held a secure weekly tenancy of the respondent under a joint tenancy. After a relationship breakdown, Mrs Sims had given notice to quit. Mr Sims, left in possession now argued that the common law rules should not be allowed to deprive him of his home, … Continue reading Sims v Dacorum Borough Council: SC 12 Nov 2014

Crane v Morris: 1965

A tenancy at will can be determined by either party on his expressly or impliedly intimating to the other his wish that the tenancy should be at an end. The issuing of a writ claiming possession is a sufficient demand for possession to bring the . .