The tenant served a notice of its desire to purchase the freehold. The landlord objected that the property was no longer a house as required under the Act, having become dilapidated and unoccupied.
Held: The nature of the occupancy was to be tested as at the date of the issue of the notice and not the date of the grant of the tenancy.
Law, Tuckey, Carnwath LJJ
Times 26-May-2006,  EWCA Civ 594,  1 WLR 2848
England and Wales
Cited – Tandon v Trustees of Spurgeons Homes HL 1982
Tenants sought enfranchisement of their properties, but 75% of building consisted of a shop, and only 25% was living accomodation.
Held: The tenants were entitled to buy the freehold. The question whether a building is a house ‘reasonably so . .
Appeal from – Boss Holdings Ltd v Grosvenor West End Properties and others HL 30-Jan-2008
The tenant sought to enfranchise the property under the 1967 Act. The freeholders replied that it was not a ‘house’ within the Act at the time of the notice. It had been built in the eighteenth century as a house, but the lower floors had been . .
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Landlord and Tenant
Updated: 06 July 2022; Ref: scu.242440