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Building Blocks: Betty's Cafes Ltd v Phillips Furnishing Stores Ltd [1959]

Updated: Jul 7, 2022

Richard presents the dispute in Betty’s Cafes Ltd v Phillips Furnishing Stores Ltd (No.1) [1959]. The landlord opposed a new lease primarily by making a s.25 notice on ground (f), which is intention to demolish or reconstruct/ carry out substantial works. Referencing Cunliffe v Goodman [1950], this was the first HL case to be heard under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954. The dispute lay in when would you have to have intention to demolish or reconstruct and use ground F in order for it to be appropriate grounds to refuse the new tenancy?



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