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Successful Article 8 Defence to Claim for Possession

On 25th April 2013 Southampton County Court dismissed a claim by the Local Housing Authority for possession of a property where the tenant held a demoted tenancy. The Claimant landlord had complied with the correct procedure for bringing possession but a Defence based on Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights was successful. The tenant was represented by Russell James from Chambers and Leonard & Co Solicitors.