Abdulla v Whelan (As Trustee in Bankruptcy of Amin) and others

Bankruptcy – Disclaimer of onerous property. The Chancery Division, in dismissing the appellant's appeal, held that the legal interest in an underlease remained in the names of the bankrupt and her joint tenant. It had not been disclaimed by the trustee in bankruptcy when he had served a notice pursuant to s 315 of the Insolvency Act 1986, disclaiming all interest in the leasehold property and rent continued to be payable to the landlords.

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