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Burton v Camden LBC [2000]

Burton v Camden London Borough Council [2000]


  • Burton and another were joint tenants under a statutory periodic tenancy (protected housing)
  • The other person wished to leave, so purported to assign, by way of deed of release, her ‘part’ of the joint tenancy to Burton, so that Burton could retain benefits


  • Could part of a joint tenancy be assigned, bearing in mind the non-assignment clause and statutory prohibition on such an assignment?


  • No


  • The ‘deed of release’ operated as an assignment, which was prohibited
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