… 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 […]

Home, realistically and objectively

London Borough of Islington v Boyle & Anor [2011] EWCA Civ 1450 This rather sad case was Islington’s appeal on the issue of whether Ms Boyle was occupying the flat she had under a secure tenancy as her ‘sole or principal home’. It is a highly significant case in which the Court of Appeal gives […]

A locked room mystery

LB Lambeth v Emeter [2010] EWCA Civ 527 [not on Baili, note from a transcript] This was a renewed permission to appeal hearing which foundered on Mr Emeter’s complete lack of Agatha Christie-esque skills in plotting, detail and making evidence ambiguous. Mr E was a secure tenant of Lambeth. He obtained the tenancy in 1997 […]