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Fit & Proper Persons

In deciding whether the person is fit and proper, the local authority must have regard, amongst other matters:

  • to any previous convictions relating to violence, sexual offences, drugs or fraud;
  • and whether the proposed licence holder has contravened any laws relating to housing or landlord and tenant issues;
  • and whether the person has been found guilty of unlawful discrimination practices;
  • and whether the person has managed HMOs otherwise than in accordance with any Approved Code of Practice.
  • whether the person has associated with someone who has done any of the above things and that this association is thought by the local authority to be relevant. It is, however, up to the local authority to decide the relevance of these considerations (or other matters it considers to be relevant) in deciding whether or not the person is fit and proper.

The above is not an exhaustive list.

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