Flexible Tenancies are a species of fixed term secure tenancy provided by local authorities and created by the Localism Act 2011. Since their inception, there has been a debate about how they are terminated during the fixed term. In particular, there is a view that they need to be terminated by way of forfeiture (see the article in the Journal of Housing Law, Vol.17). On Thursday 9th May, HHJ Bailey at Central London County Court transferred the case of Croydon v Kalonga to the High Court for this issue to be determined. The case is likely to be of interest to many thousands of local authority tenants.
Justin Bates is leading for the tenant.