Sun 23 Nov 2014
Following our application to the Court of Appeal, we now have permission to challenge both the additional licensing scheme, which covers small Houses in Multiple Occupation (3 or more people, in 2 or more households, sharing amenities) and the selective licensing scheme (single household lets). The strengthened case is being sent back to the High Court.
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Last Wednesday,12 November, Enfield Council re-approved its decision to implement the additional licensing scheme, even though a High Court judge described the original decision as "arguably unlawful".
Constantinos spoke against the decision, highlighting a submission to Parliament by Enfield Council in January 2013, where they said:
"Enfield considers that the introduction of more draconian legislation would penalise the good landlords as well as the bad and the most effective way of improving standards in the private sector is to ensure robust enforcement using existing legislation.
With a background of high demand for private rented housing and a shortage of properties in the market, the roll out of licensing of landlords in Enfield would not be beneficial with regards to increasing the supply or improving the standard of private sector housing."
Anthony Webb are keen to support Mr Constantino as this will have implications for local Landlords in Palmers Green, Southgate and Winchmore Hill.
"As a 40 year resident of Southgate I thank you for the amazing publication Palmers Green and Southgate Life which you are publishing and distributing in the area. I look forward each month to receiving my copy and reading the interesting facts about the local area in which I have lived in for so many years but know so little about. Please keep up the good work. "