Eastleigh Borough Council v Walsh: HL 28 Mar 1985

The defendant had been allowed into the property under the homelessness legislation. The authority now sought possession. They said he had a licence only, but he claimed to have a secure tenancy.
Held: The authority had made a mistake, and the defedant was a secure tenant. The letter offering him the property, and his receipt for the keys, had said that a tenancy was being granted.


Lord Scarman, Lord Keith of Kinkel, Lord Bridge of Harwich, Lord Brightman, Lord Templeman


[1985] UKHL 12, [1985] 1 WLR 525, (1985) 17 HLR 392, 83 LGR 525, [1985] 2 All ER 112




Housing Act 1980, Housing (Homeless Persons) Act 1977


England and Wales

Housing, Landlord and Tenant

Updated: 22 July 2022; Ref: scu.279754