Evelyn v Whichcord

Case Summary

 

Status:
Not Binding
Current Legislation:
Party Wall etc. Act 1996, s. 20
Historic Legislation:
Metropolitan Building Act 1855, s. 51
Decision:

A freehold owner who let their property to a tenant at a peppercorn rent was not an “owner” within the meaning of the 1855 Act because a peppercorn was not included within the phrase “‘of the whole or of any part of the rents or profits of any land or tenement’ in section 3 of the 1855 Act (now section 20 of the 1996 Act