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Secure Tenancies and Second Successions

Loveland, I. (2016). Secure Tenancies and Second Successions. Journal of Housing Law, 19(2), pp. 25-32.


Explains, using hypothetical case scenarios involving neighbouring couples who took identical local authority tenancies in 1975, how the different legal rules applicable depending on whether succession to the tenancies was by the death of one party, or as a result of divorce, mean that in 2015 the daughter of one family was a tenant and the other a trespasser. Discusses the scope for challenging such unequal treatment under ECHR art.14.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: Loveland, I., Journal of Housing Law, Sweet and Maxwell reproduced with permission of THOMSON REUTERS (PROFESSIONAL) UK LIMITED. This extract is taken from the author's original manuscript and has not been edited. The definitive, published, version of record will be available here on Westlaw (
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Departments: The City Law School > Academic Programmes
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