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
 UKHL 12,  1 WLR 525, (1985) 17 HLR 392, 83 LGR 525,  2 All ER 112
England and Wales
Housing, Landlord and Tenant
Updated: 22 July 2022; Ref: scu.279754