This Case Summary outlines a recent judgement that considered whether a five-storey block of purpose built self-contained flats required a HMO licence. The building contained a shop to the ground floor and a number of self contained flats in multiple occupation to the upper four floors (by Mike Warren).
A landlord with properties in Newcastle upon Tyne has been prosecuted by Newcastle City Council for operating two Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) without the required licences.
We recently reported that Camden Council had prosecuted a struck-off solicitor for failing to license a property let to 12 people (view article). We have been provided with a detailed case summary that shows just how complex housing prosecutions can be.
The case of SBC v Isaac Odeniran went to Southend Magistrates Court on Friday 10th February 2012, Mr Isaac Odeniran of Parkmead, Loughton, was found guilty of failing to comply with an Improvement Notice and fined £4000 (out of a possible maximum fine of £5000). He was also ordered to pay the Council’s full costs (in excess of £4000) and a victim surcharge of £15. (By Paul Oatt)
Nearlylegal have provided a case summary on Saxon Weald Homes Ltd v Chadwick  EWCA Civ 1202. Discover what happens when an RSL serves a notice confirming an assured tenancy after serving a s.21 notice on an assured shorthold tenant.