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Tag Archives: Leasehold Reform Act 1967

Posted in Case Updates

A brace of cases on the right to enfranchise

The last two months have seen two key appeals in which the court was required to decide whether the tenant of a particular type of building should enjoy the statutory right to acquire the freehold of a house. This right is enshrined in the Leasehold Reform Act 1967. The properties, and the questions for the court

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Supreme Court stops occupiers from enfranchising commercial premises

In a brave move, the Supreme Court has allowed appeals by two London landlords in Day v Hosebay and Howard de Walden v Lexgorge and clarified what can reasonably be called a house under the Leasehold Reform Act 1967. Senior Associate, Tim Reid, applauded the unanimous decision for its clarification of the law: “It has