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12/10/2018

Nottingham CC v Parr

The Supreme Court handed down judgment in Nottingham CC v Parr & Another [2018] UKSC 51, holding that the power to attach conditions to an HMO licence can be used so as to limit the class of persons for whom it is suitable. The authority’s contention that the power to attach conditions only permitted those that were intended to make the house suitable for the number of persons or occupiers specified in the licence, and did not enable the imposition of a condition which limited occupation to a particular type of occupier on the basis that the standard of accommodation would suit that type, but not others. The authority’s appeal was allowed on the basis the part of the condition which required occupation for 10 months over the term of a year was irrational. Annette Cafferkey appeared as junior counsel for Nottingham CC, led by Andrew Arden QC.

 
 

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