Milton Keynes Council lost the first round of the legal battle over this Governments' decision to reverse the HMO legislation introduced to give Local Council some control over HMOs reported here.
However the battle is not lost.
Permission to apply for Judicial Review has been granted by the High Court. The Judge (Mr Justice Lindblom) ordered that the Defendant must argue its case at a substantive JR hearing which will be before the end of this Court Term (i.e. by 20th April).The Secretary of State’s evidence should be available within the next 28 days.
Someone is going to be writing furiously over the next month.