Palser v Grinling: HL 1948

The House considered the meaning of the word in the phrase ‘substantial proportion of the whole rent’.
Held: In accordance with ‘one of its primary meanings’; it was to be read as ‘equivalent to considerable, solid or big’. The concept was imprecise: ‘Aristotle long ago pointed out that the degree of precision that is attainable depends on the subject matter.’


Viscount Simon


[1948] AC 291


England and Wales

Cited by:

CitedShephard and others v Turner and Another CA 23-Jan-2006
The appellants challenged the removal of a restrictive covenant on a neighbour’s house restricting further building on the land to allow further house in the garden. It was in a small close of houses all erected, and the covenant imposed, in 1952. . .
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Updated: 01 May 2022; Ref: scu.238672