||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 01 (Aug)
|| EWCA Civ 868
||Court of Appeal, Civil Division
Lord Neuberger MR, Laws and Sullivan LJJ
||Catherine Rowlands (instructed by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council Legal Services) for the authority.
||Nicholas Nicol (instructed Evans Derry Binnion) for the defendant.
||27 July 2010
Housing - Local authority houses - Security of tenure - Secure tenancy - Succession on death of secure tenant - Tenancy being granted to defendant's mother and father - Father moving out - Mother dying some years later - Defendant continuing to reside in property - Local authority bringing possession proceedings against defendant - Whether defendant family member entitled to succeed to tenancy - , .
Housing Local authority houses. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, held that the defendant was not entitled succeed as the tenant of a local authority property, in circumstances where the property had been let to the defendant's parents, the father had left and the mother had subsequently died. The property went to the defendant's father and as he was not residing there the authority was entitled to possession of the property.
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