Merton London Borough Council v Jones
Court of Appeal
“A tolerated trespasser was liable to pay mesne profits for overstaying in his former dwelling only up to the time he had decided to give up possession and removed his belongings, even if he had retained the keys and told the landlord of his decision much later.”
The Times, 3rd July 2008
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Merton London Borough Council v Jones;  WLR (D) 194
“The liability of a tolerated trespasser to pay mesne profits to a former public landlord terminated when the tolerated trespasser had decided to give up possession and had removed his belongings from his dwelling house, and not at the time when the former landlords were formally notified that he was no longer in possession of the dwelling, even though the tolerated trespasser continued to retain the keys to the dwelling.”
WLR Daily, 17th June 2008
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