Jasbir Kaur Kahlon v Andrew Isherwood  EWCA Civ 602 (on Lawtel but not on BAILII yet) UPDATE: Transcript now available on BAILII Schedule 2A of the Housing Act 1988 was inserted by the Housing Act 1996 and supports s19A which was inserted by the same Act. S19A basically acts to make the AST the […]
Gladehurst Properties Ltd v Hashemi  EWCA Civ 604 (Not on BAILII at time of writing) UPDATE: Transcript now available on BAILII In Tiensia LJ Sedley said that the decision of the majority ‘eviscerated’ the tenancy deposit protection legislation. The Court of Appeal has now returned to complete the job with a hanging by the […]
Green v Sinclair Investments Limited Clerkenwell and Shoreditch County Court. 11 June 2010 This is a County Court and non-binding tenancy deposit case reported in September 2010 Legal Action ‘Recent Developments’. But it is interesting and harks back to a problem we discussed a while ago, the meaning of ‘must also’ in s.214(4) Housing Act […]
A case in Central London CC has considered the meaning of ‘received’ in relation to tenancy deposit protection.
Elias v Spencer  EWCA Civ 246 [Not on Bailii yet] This was a permission to appeal to the Court of Appeal hearing. The issue was the date given in a s.21 Housing Act 1988 notice on an assured shorthold tenancy. The notice stated that possession was required: After: 22ND NOVEMBER 2008 or, if this […]
Thomas-Ashley v Drum Housing Association Ltd  EWCA Civ 265 This is probably the biggest single week for dog-related possession claims ever. At this rate, the RSPCA will have to open a housing practice. The brief facts are at para 1 of the Court of Appeal judgment: Alfie is a Jack Russell/Border Collie cross. He […]
Lynch v Kirby, QBD, 28.1.10 before Nicola Davies QC sitting as a Deputy Judge is – according to Casetrack – in the process of being written up. I became aware of it as a (very) short note on the Garden Court bulletin last Monday. I doubt that it’ll set the legal world on fire as […]
The August edition LAG housing updates also contain a couple of County Court unlawful eviction and harassment cases that are well worth noting, particularly on quantum. Abbas v Iqbal, Bow County Court 4 June 2009. Mr Abbas, who was elderly and in poor health, was granted a weekly periodic AST of a single room with […]