Re Knight and Hubbard’s Underlease: 1923

The court considered the validity of a notice to determine an underlease. The beneficial owner of the reversion was a friendly society, all of whose property was vested in trustees of the society holding as nominees, and for the exclusive benefit, of the society. The whole management of the property was in the hands of a management committee of the society under whose direction the trustees were bound to act. When the underlessor’s interest was acquired, the underlessee was given notice that the sale had been made to the society and rent was collected from the underlessee by agents of the society.
Held: In view of the position of the trustees and the course of conduct, the trustees allowed the society to have the full management of the property and the notice by the society in its own name was valid.


Sargant J


[1923] 1 Ch 130

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CitedDun and Bradstreet Software Services (England) Ltd; Dun and Bradstreet Software Services Ltd v Provident Mutual Life Assurance Association and General Accident Linked Life Assurance CA 9-Jun-1997
Break clauses had been exercised on behalf of the plaintiffs. The defendant landlords appealed a decision upholding the notices. A penalty rent had been sought.
Held: There had been no sufficient agency established to validate the notice. The . .
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Updated: 29 April 2022; Ref: scu.188163