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Are they asking her to apply for a licence or say they will prosecute?
Is there a licence now?
Ok - well not knowing is not a defence. As a Landlord it is up to them to make sure they comply with the law.
She should apply to get a licence asap. She can still be prosecuted, but the its likely that if there is a licence they wont prosecute.
Even if they did prosecute it would be a small fine, it certainly wouldnt be £20,000.
But its up to a Landlord to make sure they comply with the law.
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?Alex
How the law is enforced is Council dependant. Different Councils have different policies. Some prosecute regardless but generally because of the cost its only where the Landlord just ignores everything.
So there is no conclusive advice on way or another as it depends on each Council
Does that clarify? Alex
You can't know, I can't know. You need to ask the Council for a copy of their policy on prosecution.
Then and ONLY then can you know. Otherwise it would be simply a guess.
Does that clarify the position? Alex
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