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Private letting of accommodation held to be a service in EU law (Gaskin v LB Richmond)

Published on: 13 August 2018
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Private letting of accommodation held to be a service in EU law (Gaskin v LB Richmond)
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Article summary

Local Government Analysis: In a challenge of the fee levied by the defendant local authority for a House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) licence, the Administrative Court decided that the Claimant, Mr Peter Gaskin, was providing a service within the meaning of EU Directive 2006/123/EC by the private letting of accommodation. Accordingly the HMO fee charged by the defendant had to be structured in a way which complied with EU law. Alexander Campbell of Field Court Chambers, who acted on behalf of the claimant provides analysis of the decision. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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