Hook and another v Hawkins

Landlord and tenant – Rent. The respondent's continued occupation of property that her husband and their family had been allowed to live in as part of the husband's contract of employment subsequently became a periodic assured tenancy, by virtue of s 4 of the Rent (Agriculture) Act 1976, in circumstances where the respondent continued to live in the property after her husband had left and even after their divorce. Consequently, the Upper Tribunal (Tax and Chancery Chamber) allowed the appellants' appeal against the decision of the First-tier Tribunal (Tax Chamber) that it had no jurisdiction to hear the appellants' application which had been made to it by way of a reference of a notice proposing a new rent under an assured periodic tenancy.

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