Unite students appeal dismissed

. This was an appeal at the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) (UT) brought by Unite Group PLC against the lower tribunal’s decision to make a RRO against them/the amount of…

Guardians: again!

Guardian companies continue to try to push back against the RRO legislation which forces them to license their properties and provide safe accommodation for their occupants (we would say tenants,…

Guardians can STILL Get Rent Back!

Our regular readers will remember that Flat Justice brought the first RRO case for guardians back in 2019:“Guardians can Get Rent Back!“. Since then we have continued to fight to…

Quantum Physics: RRO-style

. A recent UT judgment (Hancher– see below) has yet again laid out the stages for calculating the “Quantum” or amount that should be awarded in successful RRO cases. We’ve…

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. ….