Masih v Yousaf

Landlord and tenant – Rent. The claimant appealed against the refusal to set aside a possession order for rent arrears. The judge held that the notice under s 8 of the Housing Act 2004 had been valid and that there had been no power to set aside the possession order made in the presence of both parties, such that a formal application for permission to appeal was required. The claimant appealed. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, in dismissing the appeal, held that the notice had not been defective, as it had given the claimant sufficient notice to enable her to claim that the rent had not been lawfully due. Further, the order for a formal application for permission to appeal had been beyond reproach.