If you are a tenant and your landlord has:
- failed to get a valid property licence
- illegally evicted or harassed you
- used or threatened violence to enter your home
- failed to comply with an Improvement Notice served by the council
- failed to comply with a Prohibition Order served by the council or
- breached a Banning Order
you have the right, under the Housing & Planning Act 2016 to apply to the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) for a Rent Repayment Order (RRO) for your landlord to repay you up to 12 months’ rent.
The Tribunal can make the order for any of the offences listed above.
How to apply
You will need to complete an application form to the Tribunal with a fee payment of £200.00 and provide evidence to prove that the offence has been committed.
What happens next?
The council will provide copies of relevant legal notices or orders served and confirm the licensing status in respect of the property.
We recommend that you seek advice from a Tenants Advice agency e.g. Brent Advice Service or from our partnering Solicitors.
For further information, you can contact the HM Courts & Tribunal Service Residential Property London region by visiting the Gov.uk website.