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Assured tenancy? Houseboats not protected Mew v Tristmire Ltd [2011] EWCA Civ 912 Summary Houseboats resting on wooden platforms had not become annexed to land. The occupiers of the houseboats were not therefore assured tenants for the purposes of the Housing Act 1988. Citation Patten LJ at paras 41-43: “41. A structure like the bungalow in Elitestone which is positioned on a residential site for which a rent or licence fee is paid has, from the start, all the attributes…

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