Curzon v Wolstenholme and others

Landlord and tenant – Leasehold enfranchisement. Both the Upper Tribunal (Lands Tribunal) and the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) had erred in law in determining that a notice served under s 13 of the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 was enforceable against the appellant freeholder owner once the freehold reversion had been re-transferred to him. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, held that, considering the statutory regime as a whole, once the freehold reversion had been transferred to a third party, the original reversioner who received the initial notice, by definition, ceased to be the freeholder.

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