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RESIDENTIAL LANDLORDS: When is a 'Part 3 house' not a house?

25 September 2017  

Richard Hanstock illustrates the problems surrounding selective licensing schemes and discusses a recent unreported decision

An ever-greater number of local authorities have adopted selective licensing schemes, requiring residential landlords in certain areas to submit to compulsory registration and inspection. Once an area designation has been made, the requirements apply across the private rented sector, as much to landlords of small-scale investment properties as to those owning large build-to-rent schemes.

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  • Case(s) 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