Laine and Mitchell v Cadwallader (2001)

The tenants held a periodic assured shorthold tenancy under the Housing Act 1988, but became behind with their rent. They therefore surrendered the keys to the landlord and promptly left the property.  The landlord brought legal action against the tenants for rent arrears, damage to the property, and rent in lieu of notice.  Case concerned tenant's notice to quit during periodic tenancy. Case confirmed that common law position applies to this situation & tenant liable to paying rent in lieu of notice.

HELD: The Court held that

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