Key Cases Under Part 2 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954

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Course Overview

This course offers a practical overview of the key cases under Part II Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 which practitioners in this area should be aware of.

Delivered by experienced lecturer Stephen Desmond, this bite size recorded webinar will cover the topics and relevant case law detailed below:

  • Occupation Requirement for Tenant to Acquire Rights under Act
    • Cheryl Investments Ltd v Saldanha [1979] 1 All ER 5
  • Undertenancies not Contracted Out
    • Lyndendown Ltd v Vitamol Ltd [2007] EWCA Civ 826
  • Tenancies excluded from Part II: s 43
  • Tenancies not for a Term Certain
    • Newham London Borough Council v Thomas-Van Staden [2009] 1 EGLR 21, CA
  • When a Lease is Protected under LTA 1954, What New Terms Might be Inserted into the New Tenancy by Court Order?
  • Relevant Legal Principles
    • O'May v City of London Real Property Co Ltd [1982] 1 All ER 660
  • Cases Decided under Possession Grounds of s 30 Requiring Proof of Intention
    • Dogan v Semali Investments Ltd [2005] EWCA Civ 1036
    • Patel v Keles [2009] EWCA Civ 1187

What are the requirements?

  • Watch 20 minute recorded webinar, including reference notes, discussion questions and optional evaluation form to test your legal knowledge
  • This course provides 0.5 – 1 CPD point (depending on length of time spent considering the discussion questions and completing the evaluation form)

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will

    • Have a greater understanding of the topics detailed above
    • Appreciate the importance of the case law detailed above and the impact which this has had on landlord and tenant practice

What is the target audience?

  • Practitioners



About Instructor - Stephen Desmond

Stephen Desmond has been delivering training for over 15 years during which time he has delivered more than 1,800 CPD events to lawyers from a variety of backgrounds. Delegates at these events have included practitioners from a variety of size of firms, ranging from sole practitioners to City Solicitors. 

Stephen is a contributing editor to Butterworths Property Law Service, published by Lexis Nexis, writing on the complex law relating to long and short leases.  He writes for the Solicitors Group on the subject of commercial property. 
He has run a university-accredited distance-learning course for aspiring paralegals in the subject of residential conveyancing.

A former practicing Solicitor with several years post-qualification experience, Stephen has represented many business and private clients, including property investors and local authorities.

Course Curriculum

Recorded Webinars

  • Webinar


  • Notes
    3 Page
  • Evaluation Form
    1 Page