Houseboat owners lose legal battle

Published online: Jul 29, 2011 News
Viewed 1242 time(s)
HOUSEBOAT owners in Bembridge have lost an appeal against eviction.
Judges today (Thursday) refused to accept the Second World War landing craft converted into houseboats could be classed as dwelling houses.
Chistopher Mew and neighbour Janet Just were issued with notices to move their houseboats following a case brought by the harbour leaseholders Tristmire Ltd, which bought the Embankment Road site in 2007.
The pair argued they were assured tenants, entitled to have rent increases regulated by the Housing Act and protection from eviction.
However, Lord Justice Patten dismissed their appeal and said the vessels fell into the same category as caravans, which are designed to be moveable.

You May Also Be Interested In...

April 22, 2015

"Deck Out Dad" With West Marine's Newest Contest!

Great news, houseboaters—West Marine is launching another social media contest for one lucky dad out there to win a $500 Waterlife Makeover!
April 15, 2015

Houseboat Travels To Puerto Rico For New Christian Bale Movie

A 1960s River Queen houseboat is making the exciting trip to Puerto Rico to take part in a 20th Century Fox film called "The Deep Blue Good-by," starring Christian Bale.
April 08, 2015

A Beautiful And Tragic Show Of Love

In a brave display of courage and love, 74-year-old Everett McGowin dove into the swift, cold waters of the Fraser River near Vancouver, Canada, in an effort to save his wife...
April 03, 2015

66 Days At Sea

After being lost at seafor 66 days, Louis Jordan has been rescued 200 miles off the coast of South Carolina.
April 01, 2015

California Fishing-License Purchases Are Dropping

If fishing is your game, you might want to take the luring call of California lakes with a grain of salt.
Follow us on Facebook!   Follow us on Instagram!   Follow us on Pinterest!   Follow us on YouTube!