- 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
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.
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