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Ground (b)

Hazel v Akhtar [2001] EWCA Civ 1883 Facts Landlord opposed tenants application for a new lease on grounds (a) and (b) of s30; i.e. disrepair and persistent delay in paying rent. These are discretionary grounds. The rent was payable quarterly in advance. The tenant had paid the rent a few days in arrears throughout the whole period of the lease. This practice had been acceptable to the landlord, and there had been no complaint about it, until new agents were…

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