Upper Tribunal considers banning orders for the first time

11 May 2023


Riccardo Calzavara today begins a two-day hearing representing the respondent local authority, Bristol City Council, in the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) before the Deputy President, Martin Rodger KC, in an appeal against the decision of the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) to make a banning order.

It is the first occasion in which the Upper Tribunal has considered such orders, that came into force under the Housing and Planning Act 2016, which allows for local housing authorities to seek banning orders where landlords or property agents have been convicted of a banning order offence.

Riccardo has extensive experience of the whole range of housing law matters at first instance and on appeal. He has appeared in more than 40 reported cases in the higher courts, including the Supreme Court.

Learn more about his work here.