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Sims v Dacorum BC [2014]

Sims v Dacorum Borough Council [2014]

Facts

  • A wife left her husband, leaving him in jointly leased accommodation
  • The wife then unilaterally served notice to quit upon the landlord
  • The landlord (local authority) refused to transfer the lease into the husband’s sole name

Issue

Decision

  • Yes

Reasoning

  • Such a notice did not infringe upon the husband’s Article 8 rights in the European Convention of Human Rights, as implemented into UK law by the Human Rights Act 1998
  • For discussion on other methods of termination of leases, see land law notes on leases
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