Tag Archives: Leasehold Reform Act 1967

Is an unlawfully converted commercial premises a house?

They are still at it in the higher courts arguing about whether a variety of different types premises could qualify as a house reasonably so called under the Leasehold Reform Act 1967, so as to allow the tenant to forcibly … Continue reading

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From what is a house to what is a flat?

Last year was the year of the house after the decisions in Day v Hosebay Limited / Howard de Walden v Lexgorge Limited and the early signs are that this could be the year of the flat after a decision … Continue reading

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2012 – What did we learn?

It’s that time of the year when we all like to look back over the last twelve months and reflect. In the shifting sands of the legal world 2012 has provided some interesting residential leasehold property cases, some of which … Continue reading

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Offices and hotels are not houses!

Occasionally lawyers and the legal press get very excited about something that to the oridnary man on the street would be obvious.  The recent Supreme Court decision in the long standing cases Day v Hosebay Ltd and Howard de Walden … Continue reading

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Magnohard Ltd v Cadogan decides a block of flats is not a house

Previous authorities on the question of what is a house reasonably so called prompted a number of readers of my blog to get in touch to discuss whether the buildings in which they occupied could be described as “houses” in … Continue reading

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Lexgorge Limited v Howard de Walden Estates Limited to be revisted in 2012

I’m not great at making predictions at the beginning of each year but one thing I do know is that the infamous case of Lexgorge Limited v Howard de Walden Estates Limited is due to be heard by the Supreme … Continue reading

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