Stephenson and Son v Orca Properties Ltd: ChD 1989

The deadline for giving notice of a rent review to the tenant was 30 June. The notice was posted recorded delivery on 28 June, but it was not received and signed for until 1 July. The issue was whether it was deemed, under section 196(4) of the 1925 Act to have been delivered ‘in the ordinary course of post’ on 29 June.
Held: That would have been the case with an ordinary registered letter, but a recorded delivery letter was not received until signed for. So the notice was out of time.
Scott J
[1989] 2 EGLR 129
Law of Property Act 1925 196(4)
England and Wales
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