Aldrington Garages Ltd v Fielder: 1978

Mr Fielder and Miss Maxwell together applied to take a self-contained flat. Each signed an agreement to pay andpound;54.17 per month to share the use of the flat with one other person. The couple moved into the flat and enjoyed exclusive occupation. In terms if the couple parted and Mr Fielder moved out or his agreement was terminated was, the owner could require Miss Maxwell to share her living and sleeping quarters with a stranger or move out herself. They had exclusive occupation unless and until one of their agreements was terminated.
Held: The right resreved by the landlord was contrary to the Rent Acts and was, in the circumstances, a pretence intended only to get round them.


[1978] 37 P and CR 461


Rent Act 1977

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CitedA 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 . .
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Landlord and Tenant, Housing

Updated: 01 May 2022; Ref: scu.259693