Community Housing Association Limited v Masri and Masri: CA 15 May 1997

The second tenant sought leave to appeal an order for possession of a flat. He had been joint tenant with his brother. The brother’s solicitors had written on the basis that the first brother alone was tenant.
Held: The case of Ayinde could not rescue the defendant. There had been no unequivocal surrender by the first brother. Leave was refused.


Potters LJ, Holman J


[1997] EWCA Civ 1702


England and Wales


DistinguishedLondon Borough of Tower Hamlets v Ayinde CA 1994
The tenant had gone out of possession, moving permanently back to Nigeria and at the same time writing to the landlord to say that he and his family had moved and had agreed that the defendant (a cousin who had lived with him prior to his return to . .
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Updated: 26 May 2022; Ref: scu.142098