Paul Greatholder, Partner in the Contentious Property Team, writes about a line of legal cases which allowed leaseholders of commercial premises the right to force their landlords to sell them the freeholds of their buildings, for a reduced price. In a judgment given on 10 October 2012 in a case called Hosebay the Supreme Court gave its view on a question which many people would have been surprised to learn remained unanswered, namely, 'what is a house'? This article first appeared on The Independent online in October 2012.

What is a house - Independent Property Blogs - October 2012.pdf