Fully Mutual Housing Co-operatives and Possession Claims
02 Sep 2015
PublisherJournal of Housing Law
IssueVol.18 - No. 5
The article discusses the Chancery Division decision in Southward Housing Co-operative Ltd v Walker, involving a fully mutual housing association’s possession claim for rent arrears, and reflects on the judge’s reasoning when finding, with reference to the Supreme Court ruling in Mexfield Housing Co-operative Ltd v Berrisford, that the parties’ arrangement was not a tenancy but a contractual licence and entitled the landlord to possession.