Tenant loses Human Rights claim to prevent eviction
Fri 14 Oct 2016
The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by a private tenant who claimed a possession order served on her home was a breach of her human rights.
The case, McDonald v McDonald focused on an assured shorthold tenant with mental health problems who rented the property from her parents. When they fell into arrears a possession order was issued by receivers appointed by the lender.
The tenant opposed the possession order on the grounds that it was incompatible with the right to respect her home under article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights. The Supreme Court ruled unanimously that the tenant's rights under Article 8 were not infringed by the possession order.
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