Case details

Mohammed (Appellant) v Gomez and others (Respondents) (Trinidad and Tobago)

Case ID: JCPC 2018/0019

Jurisdiction: The Court of Appeal of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

Case summary


Can a statutory tenant under the Land Tenants (Security of Tenure) Act who fails to renew their statutory tenancy rely on proprietary estoppel by acquiescence?


The dispute relates to three parcels of land, each of which the Respondents claim title to respectively. The question before the Court of Appeal was whether the Appellant and his predecessors in title, by their lack of objection to the Respondents’ occupation are estopped from arguing that the Respondents' statutory tenancies have not been renewed.



Ashmeed Mohammed

  1. Mary Gomez
  2. Shaira Mohammed
  3. David Sammy



Lady Hale, Lord Wilson, Lord Carnwath, Lord Lloyd-Jones, Lady Arden

Hearing start date

22 Oct 2019

Hearing finish date

22 Oct 2019

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22 Oct 2019 Morning session Afternoon session