A landlord is going ahead with his legal challenge to a local authority’s licensing scheme after the Court of Appeal strengthened the existing judicial review.

Last month, Mr Justice Ouseley permitted the judicial review against Enfield Council’s plans to proceed only on one part, known as “additional licensing”. This is the part of the scheme that covers all shared privately rented property in the borough.

The judge refused permission on the “selective licensing” part, which covers single household privately rented property across the borough.

However, Lord Justice Lewison at the Court of Appeal has now said that a challenge to selective licensing is “arguable” and that it should be added to the existing judicial review.

The case being brought by Constantinos Regas is due to be heard in the High Court next Wednesday, November 26.

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