West End Investments (Cowell Group) Ltd v Birchlea Ltd

Landlord and tenant – Lease. The Chancery Division dismissed the defendant landlord's appeal against a judge's decision declaring that the claimant lessee was entitled to acquire the freehold of a house leased from the landlord, pursuant to Pt 1 of the Leasehold Reform Act 1967. The judge had been entitled to reach the decision which he had. It would not be consistent with the purposes of the Act to allow the legal division of a party wall to disqualify the house from enfranchisement

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