||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 146 (Jun)
|| EWCA Civ 624
||Court of Appeal, Civil Division
Sir Anthony Clarke MR, Arden and Jacob LJJ
||Dominic Preston (instructed by Glazer Delmar) for the claimant.
||Christopher Heather (instructed by the Legal Services Dept of Southwark LBC) for the authority.
||12 June 2008
Housing - Local authority houses - Tenant's right to buy - Tenant claiming right to buy lease of flat - Rent having been paid out of housing benefit - Whether price of lease to be reduced by reference to housing benefit used to pay off rent in same way as if rent had been paid out of tenant's own money - ss 153A(5), 153B.
On the true interpretation of the ss153A(5), 153B and 155(3A) thereof applied to rent paid by way of housing benefit on behalf of a tenant in the same way as they applied to rent actually paid by him.
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