The landlord and the ‘tenant’ specifically agreed that the tenancy should be granted to a limited company formed by the tenant, which it was legitimate for them to do so as to avoid the Rent Acts, and the tenant had taken legal advice.
Held: In these circumstances the individual who had formed the company could not be a statutory tenant. It was not a sham in the Snook sense and nor was it an unlawful contracting out of the Rent Acts.
 3 All ER 1051,  1 WLR 149
Rent Act 1977
England and Wales
Cited – Belvedere Court Management Ltd v Frogmore Developments Ltd CA 24-Oct-1995
Landlords had sold flats to Frogmore without serving a section 5 notice under the 1987 Act. Prior to receipt of a purchase notice, Frogmore granted certain leases in the block of flats to another party.
Held: The agreements were upheld, and . .
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Landlord and Tenant, Housing
Updated: 01 November 2021; Ref: scu.245015