Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2008] All ER (D) 387 (Jun)
Neutral Citation: [2008] EWHC 1474 (QB)
Court: Queen's Bench Division

Teare J

Representation Nicola Muir (instructed by Osmon Gaunt & Rose) for the landlord.
  Tom Carpenter-Leitch (instructed by Legal-Action) for the tenant.
Judgment Dates: 27 June 2008


Landlord and tenant - Flats - Tenants' rights to acquire landlord's reversion - Disposal by landlord - Landlord disposing of reversion without giving tenants prior notice of disposal - Purchase notice - Validity - Judge finding tenant failing to serve valid purchase notice - Whether tenant serving valid purchase notice - .

The Case

Landlord and tenant Flats. In deciding to whom a purchase notice pursuant to of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987 was sent by post, in circumstances where the addressee on the envelope was different from the addressee on the notice, it was necessary to have regard not only to the address on the envelope and the address on the notice, but also to the terms of the notice. Where there was an apparent difference between the addressee on the envelope and the addressee on the notice, the terms of the notice might resolve that conflict.

Practice Areas

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