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In brief: Landlords’ licences—regularisation of planning permission (London Borough of Waltham Forest v Khan)

Published on: 25 April 2017
Published by: LexisPSL
  • In brief: Landlords’ licences—regularisation of planning permission (London Borough of Waltham Forest v Khan)
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Local Government analysis: Adam Heppinstall, barrister at Henderson Chambers, considers the case of London Borough of Waltham Forest v Khan. The Upper Tribunal (UT) decided that a local authority can issue a short duration licence—one year in this case—to a landlord under Part 3 of the Housing Act 2004 (selective private sector housing licensing) in order to permit the lack of planning permission to use the property for residential purposes to be regularised. The First-tier Tribunal (FTT) had decided that the local authority could not take lack of planning permission into account. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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