Landlords behaving badly
15 Aug 2016
An interesting housing hearing concerning damages for a dispossessed tenant, conducted by Garden Court North Chambers’ Tom Royston, has been reported in the July / August 2016 edition of Legal Action and also on the housing blog NearlyLegal.
Begache v Noreen . 29 March 2016, County Court at Nottingham
In particular, the noteworthy features of this County Court case are:
- The court awarded damages for a period when the tenant had been dispossessed without knowing it; and
- The tenant was awarded costs on an indemnity basis for part of the trial due to a Part 36 offer even though it was made very late (this demonstrates worth of making Part 36 offers even when late).