Council threatened with a judicial review over ‘unlawful’ licensing plan
The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) has threatened Great Yarmouth Borough Council with a judicial review over ‘unlawful’ licensing plan because it has serious concerns over its selective licensing plans.
The local authority plans to bring rented homes in parts of the Nelson electoral ward into the scope of selective licensing, with fees set at more than £500 per property for the five-year licensing period, plus a monthly fee of £9.50 to be paid to the landlord support scheme.
But the RLA believes one of the conditions set to be imposed as part of the scheme is unlawful and has written to the council asking for urgent clarification.
Great Yarmouth Borough Council’s proposal to make it compulsory for landlords affected to join a ‘landlord support service’ run by a third-party delivery partner is potentially unlawful, according to RLA.