Fitzpatrick v Sterling Housing Association: CA 23 Jul 1997

A homosexual partner of a deceased tenant was not a member of that tenant’s family so as to entitle him to inherit the Rent Act tenancy on the death of his partner.


Times 31-Jul-1997, [1997] EWCA Civ 2169, [2000] L and TR 44




Rent Act 1977 Sch 1 2(2)


England and Wales

Cited by:

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