Jones v Cook: CA 1990

The defendant held a tenanted property. The landlords sought possession, saying that the local authority would provide suitable alternative accommodation nearby. The authority provided a certificate to say that the accommodation would be similar. The judge accepted the certificte without investigating further. The tenant appealed saying that the certificate did not say just what accommodtion would be available.
Held: The judge was mistaken. He should have looked behind the certificate to determine whether the accommodation offered was similar to that referred to in the certificate. If he did not find a similariy, the deeming provisions would not apply.


(1990) 22 HLR 319


Rent Act 1977 Schedule 15 Part IV paragraph 5(1)(a)(2)


England and Wales


Updated: 02 June 2022; Ref: scu.245849