Sep 01, 2021
A council has expressed disappointment at the sentence handed down to a business owner after counterfeit tobacco was found on his premises twice in five months.
Sep 01, 2021
District planning authorities in England issue fewest number of enforcement notices since records began
District planning authorities in England issued fewer than 3,000 enforcement notices in the year to March 2021, government data has revealed.
Aug 13, 2021
The City of Edinburgh Council is to hold a consultation from next month on a draft proposal to designate the whole city as a "short term let (STL) control area".
Aug 13, 2021
A landlord who was reportedly the first in the country to receive a banning order under the Housing and Planning Act 2016 when the new law was introduced in 2019, has been convicted of breaching the original order.
Aug 10, 2021
Landlord ordered to pay more than £21,000 after council prosecutes him for unlicensed house in multiple occupation
A private landlord operating an unlicensed and overcrowded property in Kensal Green has been told to pay more than £21,000 in fines and costs by Willesden Magistrates' Court.
Aug 09, 2021
Councils call for much larger fly-tipping fines to act as deterrent, suspended sentences for repeat offenders
Local authorities have urged the Sentencing Council to increase fines for fly-tipping significantly, so they act as a suitable deterrent, and for repeat offenders to be given suspended custodial sentences.
Aug 06, 2021
Council prosecution sees landlord fined more than £14,000 for safety breach and operating without HMO licence
A landlord who has been operating without a HMO licence and failing to maintain safety standards for his tenants has been fined over £14,000 at a prosecution brought by Reading Borough Council.
Aug 02, 2021
Landlord wins appeal over penalty for letting of flat without licence as Upper Tribunal says matter should have been dealt with informally
A landlord has won an Upper Tribunal appeal over the imposition of a £2,500 financial penalty by a council for letting a flat without a licence.
Jul 29, 2021
Regulator of Social Housing finds councils in breach of Home Standard amid health and safety inspection concerns
The Regulator of Social Housing has criticised two local authorities for breaching the Home Standard, which requires registered providers to have a cost-effective repairs and maintenance service and to meet all applicable statutory requirements that provide for the health and safety of occupants in their homes.
Jul 28, 2021
The London Borough of Barnet has secured a confiscation order worth nearly £500,000 in the Court of Appeal after a Crown Court judge had initially only ordered the defendant to pay £270.