FOI request (FOI202704)
Landlord and Tenants Act
Requested Wed 07 December 2016
Responded Mon 19 December 2016
RE: FOI request concerning the Landlord and Tenants Act 1985 Section 25
It is my understanding that since a Court of Appeal decision in February 2014, the option to bring a private prosecution against a landlord or managing agent in relation to the Landlord and Tenants Act 1985 Section 25 has been removed. (Morshead Mansions Ltd v Di Marco  EWCA Civ 96)
Section 25 can now only be enforced if the local authority is persuaded to prosecute.
Question: How many Section 25 prosecutions were placed before the courts by Hastings Borough Council between 1 January and 30 December 2015.
ResponseHastings Borough Council has not undertaken any prosecutions relating to Section 25 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 between 1 January 2015 to 30 December 2015.
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