A ten year shorthold tenancy agreement which was not executed under deed constituted an equitable interest, and since more than five years remained, the tenant had sufficient interest to found a claim for a council grant for renovation and repairs. The concept of an equitable term of years is well known to the law.
Times 09-Oct-1998, Gazette 11-Nov-1998,  EWCA Civ 1507, (1999) 31 HLR 669,  QB 1019,  BLGR 135,  2 WLR 582,  EG 137
Local Government and Housing Act 1989 Part VIII
England and Wales
Appeal from – Regina v Mayor and Burgesses of London Borough of Tower Hamlets ex parte Von Goetz Admn 11-Dec-1997
Cited – Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames v Wendy Prince Marie Emma Prince (a Minor) (Acting By Her Guardian Ad Litem Wendy Prince) CA 2-Dec-1998
The Borough’s tenant had died. His wife and daughter had lived with him, but the mother not for long enough to succeed to his tenancy. The daughter (aged thirteen) claimed to have done so having lived with him for three years.
Held: The 1985 . .
Cited – Alexander-David v London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham CA 1-Apr-2009
The authority was required to provide housing to the minor applicant, but she was too young to hold a legal estate. An equitable lease had been created, and she now appealed against an order for possession having broken the terms of the agreement, . .
These lists may be incomplete.
Updated: 10 May 2021; Ref: scu.144986