A landlord in East London has been ordered to pay 5 former tenants £20,674 as a rent repayment order ("RRO") for running an unlicensed House In Multiple Occupancy ("HMO").
The Landlord tried to argue that he wasn't really the tenants' landlord and hence not liable for the penalty. However, the landlord's argument was rejected by the Property Tribunal.
The Tribunal ordered that the landlord pay his former tenants who had applied for the Rent Repayment Order 100% of the rent that they claimed for the period that they lived at the property.
Represent Law is delighted to represent the tenants and notes that the tribunal made the maximum award possible of 100% of the tenants' rent.