Recent Court Cases

Assessments that relate to endangering lives cannot be made by persons that do not have professional qualifications, or those that do not deal with these rules on a daily basis.

There will almost be no underpinning certainty or accountably by such persons if there is a fatal injury or death that results from advice given by a ‘non’ competent person (e.g advice from a builder/architect/designer).


If as a managing agent/landlord you do not comply with the regulations then you are breaking the law – and you will be committing an offence. See recent court cases that have lead to successful convictions for both landlords and managing letting agents.

Judge rules that letting agent which only handled deposits and took first month’s rent was ‘managing’ illegal property

High Wycombe landlord who allowed residents to live with holes in the wall and missing door handles is fined

Cannon Park landlord fined more than £3,000 after damning council inspection

HMO Failures Lead To £250,000 In Fines And Landlord Jail Term

HMO landlord hit with hefty fine in Court

Is a ‘let only’ agent responsible for HMO licensing?

Oxford landlords fined £14,748 for housing offences

Luton housing agency Zenith Accommodation Ltd fined £66k for running unlicensed ‘squalid’ HMOs

Rogue landlord sentenced to six months in prison for unlawful evictions

Court delivers blow to landlords hoping for respite from high licensing fines

Five managing agents convicted of licensing offences in two London Boroughs

Oxford landlord fined £9,000 for housing offences