Court of Appeal rules in ‘what is a flat?’ case

A set of premises only become separate flats when they have reached a “stage of construction to be suitable for use for the purposes of dwelling", the Court of Appeal ruled today. The ruling is part of a leaseholder enfranchisement battle being fought over a mansion block near Park Lane in central London. A group of leaseholders are seeking to acquire the freehold to Aldford House, Park Street, London W1. In blocks of flats, to do this, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 (the 1993 Act), notice must be given by not less than half of
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