Housing case flood

Just a note. Comments to follow, asap. Court of Appeal: Wandsworth v Randall [2007] EWCA Civ 1126 Succession and possession for under-occupation. London Borough of Southwark v Dennett [2007] EWCA Civ 1091 Right to Buy, Delay and Misfeasance in Public Office Administrative Court: Casey, R (on the application of) v Restormel Borough Council [2007] EWHC […]

Ooops – disproportionate strike-out

A certain amount of amusement has been circulating around London housing firms at the Court of Appeal judgment in London Borough of Southwark -v- Onayomake [2007] EWCA Civ 1426 (Bailii link, or link to WLR case note here, but may only be briefly freely available). Or perhaps Schadenfreude would be the more accurate term. Mr […]

Succession in secure tenancies – House of Lords

An eminently sensible House of Lords decision today in Birmingham CC -v- Walker [2007] UKHL 22, maintaining the sensible Court of Appeal decision ([2006] 1 WLR 2641). At issue was whether a transmission or change of a tenancy in one of the forms set out in Housing Act 1980, s.88.1 as constituing a succession counted […]