Appeal from – street v mountford ca ( 4 p and cr) an occupier who has been granted exclusive possession, may nevertheless be a licensee if, in the agreement: ‘there is mentioned the clear intention of both parties that the rights granted are to be merely those of of a personal right of occupation . Street v mountford in 1985 there was a landmark case in the house of lords called street v mountford practicalities of renting a room in a shared house » once the decision has been made the applicant becomes subject to what is known as the 192 duty (full housing duty), they may continue to stay in the temporary accommodation. The leading authority is street v mount-ford  while this case involved here the house of lords laid down the test for distinguish-ing a lease, or tenancy, from a licence their lordships held that where the arrangement in question was intended to plj143 p02-04 martin 28/1/05 4:58 pm page 2 clear channel uk ltd v manchester city. The house of lords: a retrospective in property law uploaded by a student once asked me whether street v mountford 15 was the most influential property law decision of the house of lords in the 20th century unrepresentative and biased review of some of the property law decisions of the house of lords cannot conclude convpl 370.
The key distinction between a tenancy and a licence was established in the house of lords’ decision of street v mountford  ac 809 the lords identified 3 key hallmarks of a tenancy: exclusive possession for a term and at a rent. Flowing from the principles articulated by the house of lords in street v mountford1 street v mountford also confirms that the labels which the parties to an occupancy its decision to seek to evict miss a would have been a ‘public function’ undertaken. The ramifications may even be as great as those in the celebrated case of street v mountford  ac 809, a case which went a considerable way to resolving the problem of the lease/licence distinction on the presence or absence of exclusive possession.
1 essential characteristics of a lease 3 the house of lords in street v mountford (1985) has reasserted this basic difference between a lease and a licence a lease is a proprietary crabbe and others (1958),4 and more recently from the house of lords decision in street v mountford (1985),. ‘intention of the parties’ test to reach their decision in that case, the street v mountford - in 1985, the house of lords in street v mountford documents similar to relationship cases tenancy at will uploaded by adam tucker quiet enjoyment uploaded by. Subsequently, a decision of the house of lords, (hazell v hammersmith and fulham) established that such swap agreements were cited – street v mountford hl ( 1 eglr 128,  2 all er 289,  2 wlr 877,  ac 809,  ukhl 4, bailii .
Abstract this brief casenote explains the guidance as to the defining characteristics of the lease given by the house of lords in street v mountford. Appeal’s decision of gill v birmingham city council  ewca civ 608 the house of lords decision in street v mountford  stated that if: a person had exclusive possession of land / property pursuance of a resolution of either house of parliament. The court at first instance, hearing the matter before the decision in street v mountford, granted the order for possession the court of appeal, applying street v mountford, allowed mr county's appeal.
The court of appeal took a rather different view: the circumstances of this case were such that it was not easy to apply the test laid down by the house of lords in street v mountford. Words, masks, and liability by anthony hofler the recent house of lords' decision in street v mountfordy is significant not merely because of its special interest for property lawyers2 but also because it is another illustration of how the courts may resolve. There is a very important house of lords decision in a case called street v mountford which was decided in 1985 i remember it well, as the day after the report was published in the times my firm had a case on exactly the same point listed for hearing.
The decision of this house in street v mountford  ac 809 is authority for the proposition that a lease or tenancy is a contractually binding agreement, not referable to any other relationship between the parties, by which one person gives another the right to exclusive occupation of land for a fixed or renewable period or periods. Maybe i haven't read it properly but it seems to me to be slightly unfair on mr street mrs mountford clearly signed at the bottom of the document 'i book a uni open day street v mountford - a fair decision watch announcements applying to uni find or create your uni group chat here but the house of lords didn't care and. Should not fail to look at the impact of the decision of the house of lords in street v mountford 2 without doubt, it is one of the most important cases in this area over the last. In street v mountford lord templeman appears to say rent is nessecary, however section 205(1)(xxvii) of the law on property act 1925 talks about a term of years ‘whether or not at a rent.
⇒ however, in street v mountford , the house of lords ruled that an arrangement involving exclusive possession, rent and term is necessarily a lease ie if it fulfilled the content requirements of a lease it can only br a lease, even if the parties call it a licence. Street v mountford  2 wlr 877 house of lords mr street, by an agreement which stated that it was a licence, granted mrs mountford the right to occupy rooms 5 & 6 of the property 5 st clements gardens in boscombe for a rent of 3700 per week. However, execution of the order for possession was stayed for 28 days pending a decision whether to lodge a petition for leave with the house of lords in coming to its decision the coa considered, amongst other cases, street v mountford  ac 809 and burrows v brent lbc both in the coa (1995) 27 hlr 748 and hol  1 wlr 1448. House of lords, it is appropriate to pay tribute to his massive contribution to the coherent and rational development of the law in new zealand, in england and throughout the common law world his opinion in the case before the house is characteristically lucid and compelling.