- Obtaining a tenancy by deception—reliance on historic false statements (Oshin v Royal Borough of Greenwich)
- What are the practical implications of this case?
- What was the background?
- What did the court decide?
- Case details
Local Government analysis: This case concerned possession proceedings brought in reliance on ground 5 of Schedule 2 of the Housing Act 1985 (HA 1985) (obtaining a tenancy by making a false statement). The Court of Appeal had to decide to what extent a local authority could take into account a false statement which had been made during a tenant’s application for an earlier tenancy which they had been granted rather than the tenancy of the property from which the local authority was now seeking to evict them. The Court of Appeal decided that the local authority was not precluded from relying on a false statement made in relation to an application for an earlier property. Written by Alexander Campbell, barrister, at Field Court Chambers.
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