Pemberton Greenish Speechly Bircham Supreme Court reverses CoA ruling on the legal definition of a house By Katy Dowell 11 October 2012 12:20 17 December 2015 12:17 Sign in or register to continue reading. It's FREE Sign in Email Password Keep me logged in Forgot your password? Not registered? It's FREE! Register now Register with The Lawyer Anonymous 11 October 2012 at 21:39 Ergo if it not occupied, it is not a ‘residence’, so then ceases to become a ‘house’? Many ex-businesses in London and elsewhere are re-converted into houses or flats, so does that still apply? If a house is a ‘single residence’, what about joint-ownership, by 2 parties? Is a ‘Manor House’ used for weddings still a ‘house’? What about B&B’s? What about the re-rating of them! Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.