Flanders Community Centre Ltd v Newham London Borough Council

Landlord and tenant – New tenancy. The Chancery Division dismissed a landlord's appeal against an order that a new lease of premises to the tenant would be at a rent of £1 per year if demanded, payable by four equal quarterly instalments in advance, and also of such sums expended by the landlord in insuring the premises. Among other things, it held that, when the judge had said that she had had no option but to say that there was no evidence before her as to current market rent, she had plainly meant that there had been no reliable evidence capable of analysis as to current market rent. It was for her to give such weight as she had thought fit to the passing rent and it was not for the present court to re-weigh that evidence.

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