Registers of Licensed Properties

. The Housing Act 2004 (s232)* requires councils to keep a register of all properties that have been granted a licence to be let privately. This includes Houses of Multiple…

August RRO Decisions

. August began under the shadow of the momentous Rakusen v Jepsen (Rakusen) judgment made on the 29th of July, which stated tenants can only make claims against their immediate…

July RRO Decisions

. In total, twenty Rent Repayment Order applications have gone to hearing at the London First-tier Tribunal Property Chamber (Residential Property) (FtT) in July, six more than in June. ….

100% is new normal for RROs

A quick look at June Rent Repayment Orders (RROs) in London shows that 100% awards, with no deductions is the new normal for RRO awards despite Awad v Hooley. Below…

DIY RRO: Kelly’s Heroes

Kelly helped her daughter and fellow students apply for a RRO from their landlord…only the landlord had died even before the tenants had moved in. Apparently, the demise of the…

Getting to 100%

We blogged recently about the ‘disappointing’ awards made in RRO cases, especially since Vadamalayan v Stewart [2020] UKUT 0183. We had a look this morning through the recent crop of…

Solid Goldsbrough

Keith Goldsbrough & co are still waiting for their First-tier Tribunal hearing. When we (Flat Justice) originally took their Rent Repayment Order (RRO) case on I told Keith it would…

First RRO for an illegal eviction?

This application (Coxswain v James CHI/00HB/HMB/2020/0006) seemed to throw the book at the Respondent: Licensing Illegal Eviction Harassment Failure to comply with Improvement Notice Not supplying a Gas Safety Certificate…

Appeal win…sort of

We received an enquiry back in April this year from an RRO Applicant that had conducted their own case at the First-tier Tribunal (Midlands) but they were not happy with…