- In brief: Landlords’ licences—regularisation of planning permission (London Borough of Waltham Forest v Khan)
- Original news
- What should Local Government lawyers take note of?
- What was this case about?
- What did the court decide?
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.
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