Residential Landlords: When is a ‘Part 3 house’ not a house?

Richard Hanstock illustrates the problems surrounding selective licensing schemes and discusses a recent unreported decision ‘Although selective licensing is sometimes colloquially referred to as “landlord licensing”, the licensable unit is not the landlord but the property that is to be let out.’ An ever-greater number of local authorities have adopted selective licensing schemes, requiring residential …
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Cases Referenced

  • London Borough of Waltham Forest v Tuitt (2016) unreported, Thames Magistrate Court, 11 November
  • Long Acre Securities Ltd v Karet [2005] Ch 61
  • Okereke v Brent LBC [1967] 1 QB 42
  • Ryanair Ltd v HMRC [2014] EWCA Civ 410
  • Stanley v Ealing LBC (No. 2) [2003] EWCA Civ 679
  • Stone v Yeovil Corporation (1876) 1 CPD 691