Judge advises landlord to hand property to tenant

The High Court has taken the unusual step of advising the landlord and mortgage-holder of a house in Luton to transfer both the title and the mortgage of the property to his tenant.

The court was upholding a ruling sent to it by the Oxford County Court, in which a judge rejected a claim made by the landlord against the tenant for non-payment of rent, and instead ruled that the tenant had a “one hundred percent beneficial interest” in the property.

While landlord and tenant disputes are ten-a-penny in the County Courts, they don’t usually result in

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