Rent Repayment Orders and the Supreme Court

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The Supreme Court has granted permission to appeal in the case of Rakusen v Jepsen. The case concerns the Rent Repayment Order regime in the Housing Act 2004 and Housing and Planning Act 2016 and is the first occasion on which the Supreme Court has considered the “rogue landlord” provisions in those Acts. It is anticipated that the appeal will be heard towards the end of this year or early 2023. Tom Morris represents Mr Rakusen, instructed by Liam Hale of Winckworth Sherwood LLP. Justin Bates and Charles Bishop represent Safer Renting, who intervened in the Court of Appeal. A link to the Court of Appeal judgment is here.

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