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Saturday, August 15, 2015

Landlords fail to stop Borough Wide Licensing

A legal challenge by local landlords to prevent Croydon Council from introducing a Borough wide mandatory landlord licence failed at the hands of the Judge.

The Croydon Property Forum case hinged on the grounds that 'reasonable steps' had not been taken by the Council to consult.  Judge Sir Stephen Silber QC refused the Croydon Property Forum's application for a judicial review.

This Borough Wide scheme was the last prior to new legislation  which came into effect on the 1st April which requires councils to obtain government permission for landlord licensing schemes that affect more than 20% of private housing within their boundaries.

The cost of the mandatory landlord licence for the unlucky croydon landlords will be £750 per private rented property from the 1st October.

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