We wrote to the RPT Chamber President in London after we realised a serious error in the form RRO1 used by tenants and Local Authorities to apply for a Rent Repayment Order.
They have responded very quickly and now accept that there was indeed an important error and that this will be corrected as soon as possible. As suggested in our letter to them, this seems to have come about through “a legacy matter”: under the Housing Act 2004 applications were limited to getting 12 months rent back only for rent paid in the 12 months preceding the application.
This 12 month limit did not exist in the Housing and Planning Act 2016. To understand it fully we refer you to our letter to the Chamber President that is published HERE and gives a full explanation.