Assuredly not an AST

Jasbir Kaur Kahlon v Andrew Isherwood [2011] 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 […]

Eviscerated? Now also Drawn and Quartered

m4s0n501 Gladehurst Properties Ltd v Hashemi [2011] 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 […]

When more means less

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 […]

Permission 1 – refused: date of notice

Elias v Spencer [2010] 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 […]

I’ll get you, my pretty, and your little dog, too! Two*

Thomas-Ashley v Drum Housing Association Ltd [2010] 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 […]

When does a tenancy begin?

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 […]

Bits from August LAG 2: Unlawful Eviction damages

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 […]

Bits from August LAG 1: Tenancy Deposits

As ever, the lovely Legal Action housing updates have some interesting County Court cases that hadn't reached us. A couple in the August edition concern tenancy deposit cases. Nothing binding (and when will some of these cases reach a higher court?), but interesting. Woods v Harrington, Haverfordwest County Court. 19 May 2009. Ms Woods had […]

Shocking lack

And I apologise for the pun in the title, which is in dubious taste. Normally on NL, we restrict putting our view on matters to a few comments or the odd, albeit caustic, remark. But the events and legal requirements that are set out in this story from the RLA newsletter are such that we […]