… don’t live here anymore

Dove v London Borough of Havering [2017] EWCA Civ 156 This was an appeal of a possession order made against the joint (formerly secure) tenants on the ground of non-occupation as primary or only home, and also serious rent arrears. Both the Ms Dove (twin sisters), appealed. Following an inspection in September 2010, Havering decided that […]

Liability for mesne profits

Jones v London Borough of Merton [2008] EWCA Civ 660 addresses whether a tolerated trespasser’s liability to pay mesne profits ends when they leave the property or when they notify the former landlord that they have left. Ordinary trespassers are only liable for mesne profits for the period of actual occupation of a property. Merton submitted […]