Stodday Land Ltd and another v Pye

Landlord and tenant – Assignment of lease. The Chancery Division upheld a decision finding that two notices to quit served against the tenant were invalid. It so doing it held that the giving of a notice to quit was one of the instances in which, under the general law, the ownership of the equitable title did not suffice for the service of an effective notice, and where subsequent acquisition of the legal estate could not validate the notice retrospectively.

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