Appeals to the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber)

In all cases where there is a right of appeal against the decision of a local authority in relation HMO licensing, the appeal is to the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) [1]. All appeals must be made within 28 days of the notice of the decision [2]. Appeals from the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) are to the Upper Tribunal and from there to the Court of Appeal [3].


The information on this page applies only to England.

[1] Tribunal Procedure (First-tier Tribunal) (Property Chamber) Rules 2013 SI 2013/1169; First-tier Tribunal and Upper Tribunal (Chambers) (Amendment) Order 2013 SI 2013/1187; Tribunal Procedure (Amendment No. 3) Rules 2013 SI 2013/1188.

[2] Part 3 Sch.5 Housing Act 2004.

[3] s.231 Housing Act 2004, as amended by the Transfer of Tribunal Functions (Lands Tribunal and Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2009 SI 2009/1307.

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