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Hyams and Another v Wilfred East Housing Co-Operative Ltd: LT 14 Nov 2006

LANDLORD AND TENANT – service charges – lease granted under Right to Buy legislation – improvement contributions – ascertainment of reference period – section 125 notices specifying reference periods notices under section 128(4) specifying later periods – construction of leases in light of these – Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 – appeals allowed Citations: [2006] … Continue reading Hyams and Another v Wilfred East Housing Co-Operative Ltd: LT 14 Nov 2006

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Blake and Another v Barking and Dagenham London Borough Council: QBD 1 Nov 1996

A Local Authority has no duty of care for the correctness of a valuation undertaken for a right to buy transaction. It was not just or reasonable to impose a duty of care on a local authority in connection with its statement of its opinion as to price in a Section 125 Notice. Judges: Douglas … Continue reading Blake and Another v Barking and Dagenham London Borough Council: QBD 1 Nov 1996

Leicester City Council v Theo Master: LT 12 Dec 2008

LT LANDLORD AND TENANT – service charge – lease granted pursuant to the right to buy provisions of the Housing Act 1985 – construction of lease – construction in the context of the admissible background including the terms of the landlord’s s.125 notice – whether landlord entitled to charge instalments towards future repairs and to … Continue reading Leicester City Council v Theo Master: LT 12 Dec 2008

Wandsworth London Borough Council v Whibley: CA 14 Nov 2008

Appeal against possession order in respect of tenant with security under the 1985 Act who had twice been convicted of growing cannabis at the house, and was in arrears of rent. Held: The council’s appeal against refusal of an order for summary possession. The Act gave the court the power to postpone an order for … Continue reading Wandsworth London Borough Council v Whibley: CA 14 Nov 2008

Niazi Services Ltd v Johannes Marinus Henricus Van Der Loo: CA 10 Feb 2004

The tenant counterclaimed an action by the landlord for rent saying the property had not been repaired under the landlord’s covenant. The water supply had for 33 months been weak, leading to only a trickle of water being available, and there had been a failure to the lighting in the common parts. Only the water … Continue reading Niazi Services Ltd v Johannes Marinus Henricus Van Der Loo: CA 10 Feb 2004

London Borough of Havering v Smith: UTLC 21 Aug 2012

LANDLORD AND TENANT – service charges – right to buy c 5 year limitation on service charges – ‘straddling’ these charges – Housing Act 1985, ss 125 and 125A, Sch 6 para 16B – appeal dismissed Citations: [2012] UKUT 295 (LC) Links: Bailii Jurisdiction: England and Wales Landlord and Tenant Updated: 28 May 2022; Ref: … Continue reading London Borough of Havering v Smith: UTLC 21 Aug 2012

Quick v Taff Ely Borough Council: CA 1986

Because of fungus, mould growth and dampness, the tenant’s council house was virtually unfit for human habitation in the winter when the condensation was at its worst. Section 32(1) of the 1961 Act implied in the tenancy a covenant by the council to keep in repair the structure and exterior of the dwelling-house. Section 32(3) … Continue reading Quick v Taff Ely Borough Council: CA 1986

Southwark London Borough Council v Mills/Tanner; Baxter v Camden London Borough Council: HL 21 Oct 1999

Tenants of council flats with ineffective sound insulation argued that the landlord council was in breach of the covenant for quiet enjoyment in their tenancy agreements. Held: A landlord’s duty to allow quiet enjoyment does not extend to a positive duty to require an improvement in the sound-proofing of a building, well beyond standards which … Continue reading Southwark London Borough Council v Mills/Tanner; Baxter v Camden London Borough Council: HL 21 Oct 1999

Plevin v Paragon Personal Finance Ltd: SC 12 Nov 2014

PPI Sale – No Recovery from Remote Parties The claimant sought repayment of payment protection insurance premiums paid by her under a policy with Norwich Union. The immediate broker arranging the loan was now insolvent, and she sought repayment from the second and other level intermediaties. She said that the commission disclosure by the defendants … Continue reading Plevin v Paragon Personal Finance Ltd: SC 12 Nov 2014

Brown v Myerson: CA 21 Jul 1998

The claimant let a house to the defendant under an assured shorthold tenancy. In breach of condition, the defendant operated her licensed conveyancer’s business from the premises. Under an associated arrangement land was let to the defendant for her . .