Hawes v Evenden: CA 1953

The claimant had lived with the deceased tenant for 12 years and had had two children with him. They had not married.
Held: There was evidence that the claimant and the tenant and the children had lived together as a family and she was therefore a member of his family for the purposes of the Act of 1920.


Somervell L.J


[1953] 1 WLR 1169


England and Wales

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CitedFitzpatrick v Sterling Housing Association Ltd HL 28-Oct-1999
Same Sex Paartner to Inherit as Family Member
The claimant had lived with the original tenant in a stable and long standing homosexual relationship at the deceased’s flat. After the tenant’s death he sought a statutory tenancy as a spouse of the deceased. The Act had been extended to include as . .
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Housing, Family

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