Monday, 7 February 2011

Hyndburn landlords call for a Judicial Review of Landlord Licensing

The latest deadline to register under the scheme was the 1st of Feb. However Hyndburn landlords are contesting the scheme in court and the entire scheme is effectively on hold until the court rules that the scheme is either legitimate and can proceed or that ait should be declared void.

The council had been in negotiations with the landlords but have now determined that these negotiations could go no further and have now come to an end with landlords now seeking to challenge the scheme through the courts.

I have spoken with the landlords and it is clear they want to water down the scheme. Given the chronic state the sector is in exposed over the weekend on BBC News it is more regulation and intervention that is required, not less.