Wandsworth London Borough Council v Winder [1985]

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The defendant was the secure tenant of property owned by the plaintiff authority. The plaintiff issued proceedings in 1982 for arrears of rent, which the defendant defended on the basis that the increases were of no effect since

(a) the authority had not considered the relative means of the rate payers as a group and tenants as a group;

(b) the increase was higher than any increase in the private sector which would have been phased and

(c) the increase was grossly in excess of the rate of inflation. The defendant also counterclaimed seeking a declaration to this effect. The authority…


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