Dacorum Borough Council v Bucknall (aka Acheampong) (2017)


Appeals from an order in the County Court in favour of the Claimant Council for possession of Property. The issue in the appeal is whether at the time of the notice to quit, she was occupying the Property ‘as a dwelling’ within the meaning of s. 5(1A) of the Protection from Eviction Act 1977. The Judge decided that Ms Bucknall did not occupy the Property as a dwelling. The defendant had been provided with interim housing pending determination of application for emergency housing.
Held: Appeal allowed.

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