Law lords consider appeal

The question of whether bankruptcy can be grounds for possession may be considered by the House of Lords. The law lords are considering whether to give leave for an appeal in the case of Cadogan Estates Ltd v McMahon. Judgment in the case was given in the Court of Appeal on 25 May this year. The Court of Appeal upheld a High Court decision that the tenant's bankruptcy constituted a breach of a statutory tenancy obligation. The law lords are now considering whether to grant leave for an appeal against that decision. They have put the matter on hold to give Cadogan Estates an opportunity to object to the application.