Paul Brown and RLA - Campaign heroes
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Shaheen
Shaheen
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''A court ruling that certain basic safety requirements cannot be built into a housing landlord licensing scheme has been labelled ‘ridiculous’ and ‘dangerous’ by Hyndburn council chiefs.''

https://www.accringtonobserver.co.uk/news/appeal-defeat-over-imposing-safety-14358453

The licensing schemes cannot impose new standards as per the recent Court of Appeal ruling. Case brought by landlords led by Paul Brown and supported by our RLA - well done all!

The council is still winging. Just look at their attitude. 'Basic safety requirement' to them includes fitting a co detector. Where does this 'requirement' come from? Even 'Gas Safe' does not make it a safety condition - good practice of course. But, if you make it a licensing condtion to install one - you are going to prosecute the landlords and give them a criminal label.

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