The Court of Appeal Provides Clarity for the test of a ‘Fit and Proper’ Licence Holder for Houses in Multiple Occupancy

Hussain v Waltham Forest LBC [2020] EWCA Civ 1539 Can a local authority consider the underlying conduct behind spent convictions when deciding whether a person making an application for HMO or other property licence is ‘fit and proper’? Yes – as confirmed by the Court of Appeal in this recent case upholding the earlier decision…

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