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Date set for Judicial Review against Croydon Council’s licensing scheme

Friday, July 24, 2015

Croydon Property Forum Limited have launched a legal challenge against Croydon Council’s borough wide selective licensing scheme that is due to come into force on 1 October 2015.

The selective licensing scheme, which is expected to cover about 30,000 private rented homes, is already open to applications and landlords who apply before 1 October 2015 are being charged a discounted fee of £350, saving them £400 per property.

London Property Licensing understands that the application for a Judicial Review is due to take place at the Royal Courts of Justice in The Strand, London on Tuesday 4 August 2015. The outcome of the case will be watched with interest by all concerned.

In December 2014, Enfield Council were subject to a Judicial Review against their proposed borough wide selective and additional licensing schemes. The legal challenge was successful and both schemes were cancelled (Enfield article here).

Croydon Property Forum is encouraging people with an interest in the case to attend the public hearing.

Further information about property licensing in Croydon can be found at www.londonpropertylicensing.co.uk/croydon.

For information about the Judicial Review, visit the Croydon Property Forum website or see the discussion thread on the Property Tribes website.

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