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What qualified as a ‘flat’ in collective enfranchisement of freehold claim (Aldford House Freehold Ltd v Grosvenor (Mayfair) Estate)

What qualified as a ‘flat’ in collective enfranchisement of freehold claim (Aldford House Freehold Ltd v Grosvenor (Mayfair) Estate)
Published on: 12 November 2019
Published by: LexisPSL
  • What qualified as a ‘flat’ in collective enfranchisement of freehold claim (Aldford House Freehold Ltd v Grosvenor (Mayfair) Estate)
  • What are the practical implications of this case?
  • What was the background?
  • What did the court decide?
  • ‘Separate set of premises’
  • ‘Constructed for use for the purposes of a dwelling’
  • Case Details

Article summary

Property analysis: The Court of Appeal held that a separate set of premises is not a flat (as defined) unless at some stage in its history it has reached a stage of construction to be suitable for use for the purposes of a dwelling—as the premises had not reached that stage, they were not yet flats. Sam Laughton, a barrister at Ten Old Square Chambers, considers the ruling. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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