Co-ops again …

Often, I will read a judgment with which I disagree; but it is rare that I read one that I think is just plainly wrong.  The judgment of Hildyard J in  Southward Housing Co-Operative Ltd v Walker and Hay [2015] EWHC 1615 (Ch) falls in to the latter category, made all the more odd that it took […]

Co-ops, equity and void leases

Berrisford v Mexfield Housing Co-Operative Ltd [2010] EWCA Civ 811 We reported on the High Court appeal in this case here. By the time it reached the Court of Appeal it had turned into quite a different case altogether. At the High Court, Ms Berrisford was unrepresented and summary judgment was given against her on […]

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

Joseph v Nettleton Road Housing Co-Operative Ltd [2010] EWCA Civ 228 is a decision that was decided on its facts, but since it is the first example of a claim for judicial review against a housing co-operative, I took an interest. The facts are that Mr Joseph was a tenant of Nettleton Road Housing association. […]