Members of the Housing, Communities and Local Government (HCLG) committee said vulnerable tenants needed greater protection. “The imbalance in power in the private rented sector means vulnerable tenants often lack protection from unscrupulous landlords, who can threaten them with retaliatory rent rises and eviction if they complain about unacceptable conditions in their homes,” said Clive
Leader of the Council issues a direct message to all landlords in Nottingham As the Nottingham Selective Licensing Scheme achieved final approval today Councillor Jon Collins Leader of Nottingham City Council sent a message to all Nottingham Landlords. He said “This has been a Labour manifesto pledge for the last two elections and finally
According to the BBC more than a quarter (28%) of private tenants in England have not complained about problems with properties they are renting because they fear “revenge evictions”, according to Citizens Advice. The charity wants the government to use a planned introduction of an ombudsman for private landlords to give more protection to tenants
On Tuesday 17th April 2018 Nottingham City Council will decide at the cabinet meeting the final Selective Licensing Scheme which is set to be introduced on 1st August 2018. There have been many changes to the scheme which was originally proposed way back in 2016. Already the scheme costs have gone from 21m to 25m.
9th April 2018: Nottingham City Council publishes their proposals for the Selective Licensing Scheme in Nottingham which will be decided on 17th April 2018. They drop the requirement for landlords to submit floor plans as part of the application process and increase the scheme projected costs from 21m to 25m, in addition, the staff assigned
All estate agents will be required to hold a professional qualification under new government rules to crack down on “rogue” operators. According to the government, there are 20.000 estate agent businesses across the country and it is a very open market, this is to further improve housing conditions. They will now be required to provide
The highest so far fees for failing to comply with Selective Licensing have been issued in Lincolnshire. Council seems to be following up on the announced offence fees. Jagdish Singh, of Leicester, pleaded guilty to failing to license eight of his properties in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire. He was ordered to pay a total of £107,000, with