Stewart v Mackay: 1947

In relation to the phrase ‘the needs of the tenant and his family’ it was considered that domestic servants and even lodgers might fall within the description if they had a sufficient degree of permanence and the general relationship.


1947 SC 287



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CitedFitzpatrick v Sterling Housing Association Ltd HL 28-Oct-1999
Same Sex Paartner to Inherit as Family Member
The claimant had lived with the original tenant in a stable and long standing homosexual relationship at the deceased’s flat. After the tenant’s death he sought a statutory tenancy as a spouse of the deceased. The Act had been extended to include as . .
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Updated: 02 September 2022; Ref: scu.215915