- Rent repayment orders: Court must not be swayed by alleged misconduct of tenant without cross-examination (Wilson v Campbell)
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- What was the background?
- What did the court decide?
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Local Government analysis: The Upper Tribunal (UT) allowed the appeal by Miss Wilson against the decision of the First-tier Tribunal (FTT), which ordered a rent repayment order against Mr Campbell in the sum of £1 for renting out rooms in an unlicensed house in multiple occupation (HMO). The UT found that the FTT made adverse findings about the motivations and credibility of the appellant without conducting a hearing and ordered the matter to be remitted to the FTT for a rehearing.
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