Thursday, 2 October 2014

Landlord licensing challenge to be heard today

Landlord licensing challenge to be heard today. A decision on the judicial review challenge against a landlord licensing scheme is set to be heard today.

The high court will hear the case of Constantinos Regas, who owns one property in Enfield, who is to laid down his case for a judicial review against the local authority.

The scheme, known as additional and selective licensing, asks landlords to gain a £500 five-year licence from the local authority each property they own.

Non-registration carries a potential £20,000 fine and a criminal record, with breach of any licence conditions carrying a £5,000 fine.

A judge will make a decision on whether a judicial review will be considered in the Administrative Court later this year.

If the case fails, the scheme will come in on April 1, 2015.

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