Michaels and Michaels v Taylor Woodrow Developments Ltd, etc: ChD 19 Apr 2000

The respondents sought to strike out the claim for conspiracy and failure to comply with the Act. The respondent was landlord of premises occupied by the claimants. They had served a notice under the Act of their intention to sell.
Held: The 1987 Act did not confer a right to pre-emption as such. Having gone through the procedure the landlord could still sell elsewhere. He was not under an obligation to disclose every term of the proposed disposal. The Act does not allow a right to claim damages for breach of statutory duty. The Act had provided for a remedy for a failure to serve a correct notice, and the second action was itself an abuse of process.
Justice Laddie
Gazette 18-May-2000, [2000] EWHC Ch 178, [2001] Ch 493
Bailii
Landlord and Tenant Act 1987 5
England and Wales
Citing:
See AlsoHarvey Michaels and Valentina Michaels v Harley House (Marylebone) Limited CA 20-Jun-1997
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Updated: 23 December 2020; Ref: scu.135764