The ground given was that the tenant had installed a ‘very old’ sex swing in 2012. And, despite a clause in the tenancy agreement requiring him to be quiet between 10pm and 7am, the tenant had apparently been determined to make the most of his second-hand purchase. (Or maybe third hand. Yes, I know, it doesn’t bear thinking about.)
The landlord had received multiple complaints from neighbours of “sexual, athletic and squeaking noises” late into the night, and decided to evict.
The Court upheld the eviction, stating that late night squeaky sex swinging “would no longer correspond to normal rental use, and must therefore not be tolerated as socially acceptable”.
Ground 12? Ground 14? In any event, the obvious lesson is to keep your swing well oiled. And if the squeaking isn’t actually the swing, plead Article 8, and the right to private, if a bit worn out, swinging.
My thanks to Jan Luba QC for the link.https://twitter.com/janlubaqc/status/503624395659956224