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).

Tom was instructed by Sean Gilmore of Community Law Partnership.  Chambers’ Andrew Byles drafted pleadings in the case.

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