Autumn Training Day – The 1954 Act

 

What’s New?

Fault based grounds of opposition: Horne & Meredith Properties v Cox & Billingsley [2014] EWCA Civ 243 &Youssefi v Mussellwhite [2014] EWCA Civ 885.

The authorities on the 1954 Act are a bit like buses. Nothing for ages and then two at once. This year the Court of Appeal has heard two appeals concerning the proper application of the “fault based” grounds of opposition set out in section 30(1)(a) to (c) of the Act. In both cases the landlord succeeded in opposing the grant of a new tenancy on ground (c) by reason of the tenant’s previous conduct.

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