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 tenancy to an end. The statutory minimum period of four weeks’ notice to quit in respect of premises let as a dwelling does not apply to a tenancy at will.


[1965] 1 WLR 1104, [1965] 3 All ER 77


Protection from Eviction Act 1977 5


England and Wales

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CitedBanjo v London Borough of Brent CA 17-Mar-2005
The tenant had occupied the premises under a long lease which expired by effluxion of time. The landlord failed to take any steps to retake possession, and the tenant continued as a tenant at will, paying no rent. The landlord eventually issued . .
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Landlord and Tenant

Updated: 26 July 2022; Ref: scu.223957