Councils using ‘Intelligence’ to track down low EPC properties and fine £5,00015:08 PM, 29th March 2021
About 2 weeks ago 36
As predicted four days ago, the Tribunal released a decision , which is beyond comprehension ,unless one lives in Local authority world.
I will summaries the decision of the the First Tier Tribunal Manchester Case number MAN/00BY/HML/2016/0005.
SWEENEY V LIVERPOOL CITY COUNCIL:
The Tribunal refused to rule on my first point but accepted my last two arguments and will in due course rule on these.
So why is this a Farce. The first argument was that LCC had breached the 2004 HA regs by issuing draft copy licences which were undated, therefore they do not constitute copies.
I will cut to the chase, and leaving aside the merits/demerits of my argument, if the Tribunal struck out my argument then it abdicates responsibility for ruling on the validity/legality of the licence.
How then can this impotent body rule on conditions contained within the licence which it states it cannot rule upon.
This is a farce personified and makes a complete mockery of the Tribunal especially when LCC themselves admit that copy licences should NOT contain start dates despite LCC issuing licences with start dates.
My congratulations to Liverpool City Council on taking the first tier tribunal for a ride.
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