A rogue landlord has pleaded guilty to unlawfully evicting her tenant and has been sentenced to a community order.
Over 15,000 applications have so far been made by landlords to Newham Council. Newham is the first council in the country to implement a pioneering scheme to license all private properties. The trail-blazing scheme came into force on January 1st – but landlords have been given a month’s extension before it takes effect.
Two landlords have been left with court bills totalling more than £5,000 after allowing houses in West Bromwich and Tividale to fall into serious disrepair.
This case relates to an Application for a Rent Repayment Order made by six tenants. The Panel awarded the Rent Repayment Order and each tenant was awarded £39,000.
In the first of this three part series we take a look at the progress and impact of Oxford City Council’s groundbreaking new licensing scheme.