||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 462 (Oct)
|| EWCA Civ 1513
||Court of Appeal, Civil Division
Mummery and Jonathan Parker LJJ
||Edward Cole (instructed by Nabarro Nathanson, Sheffield) for the claimant.
||Paul Chaisty QC (instructed by Wacks Caller, Manchester) for the defendant.
||18 October 2002
Landlord and tenant - Lease - Notice - Effective notice - Validity of notice to end lease - Ambiguity - Meaning of notice clear to any reasonable recipient.
In determining the validity of a notice given to a tenant under the terms of a lease, the judge had been right to ask himself whether the meaning of the notices would be quite clear to a reasonable tenant reading them, but had answered that question incorrectly as it would have been quite clear to a reasonable tenant reading the notice that it expired on the date which was expressed 'for the avoidance of all doubt'.
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