The introduction of the Reasonable Recipient test in Possession Proceedings

Posted on 16th March 2020

The Court of Appeal has recently held in the case of Pease v Carter & Anor [2020] EWCA Civ 175 that the ‘reasonable recipient’ test applies to notices served under Section 8 of the Housing Act 1988, that is if a reasonable recipient would appreciate that the notice contained an error, for example a date, and would appreciate what meaning the notice was intended to convey, then that is how the notice is to be interpreted.