Agents and Landlords to Challenge Licensing Scheme
Croydon Council’s landlord licensing scheme is due to be introduced on 1st October 2015. However, the London borough may face a legal challenge.
Thousands of leaflets detailing the scheme have not included the fact that the Council is facing a backlash.
Letting agents, landlords and developers have formed the Croydon Property Forum, which is seeking a judicial review. The group believes that the Council’s consultation process was flawed.
A local newspaper says that a hearing date has not yet been decided for the judicial review application, which has been compiled by a legal team including barristers who won a legal battle in Enfield, North London.
Croydon Councils claims that its licensing scheme is robust and lawful.