*Westbrook Dolphin Square Ltd v Friends Life Ltd

Landlord and tenant – Leasehold enfranchisement. The claimant company (Westbrook) had granted sub-underleases of almost all of the flats in a property to 612 companies (the SVPs). It sought a declaration that it was entitled to the freehold of the entire property. The defendant was the freeholder of the property. It challenged the entitlement of Westbrook to purchase. The Chancery Division held that, on the evidence, the challenges to Westbrook's enfranchisement application failed. It was entitled to declarations as to its entitlement to enfranchise and other relief.

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