£51,136 per inspection and hotel tickets!

£51,136 per inspection and hotel tickets!

11:02 AM, 19th November 2019, About 3 years ago 6

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In 16 months Nottingham City Council has only managed to issue full licences to fewer than 3% of the applications received and apparently they’ve only done 176 inspections from approximately £9 million+ pounds in.

This equates to over £51,136.00 I repeat FIFTY ONE THOUSAND POUNDS AN INSPECTION.

When Nottingham Aug 2018 said an Inspection cost should be £77.

Someone has worked out that the rate they going, they should take 76 years to get all current houses inspected. If you are a Rogue Landlord, you’re gonna take the chance and not pay your fee as by the time the Council get to you, you probably won’t be here, or in your nursing home not giving a hoot.

Also, I had an evicted gal (Cause of Licensing) go down Council Homeless yesterday. They have to get there at 08:30 with 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 kids & WAIT TILL 2:30PM TO GET A HOTEL TICKET.

Apparently they have to go back every day to see where the hotel is the next night not knowing if they are going to a Derby or Leicester hotel or Mansfield. If they get Nottingham, it’s a bonus. This can be months, then it’s council hostel for a year, then it’s back to Private Rented if you are fortunate and at a more expensive rent that you couldn’t afford last time.

They had 4+ months notice for this one too.

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James Mann

9:43 AM, 20th November 2019, About 3 years ago

Rogue councils appear to be more damaging to the PRS than rogue landlords. Imagine all those properties where rental prices have been forced upwards and across the area in a uniform way. That is all the properties!

Tim Rogers

14:25 PM, 20th November 2019, About 3 years ago

The word Farcical springs to mind.

Didn't I read somewhere that if the council can be proven to be using the licencing system as a revenue source it can be taken to the appropriate minister for revoking of permission.
It's quite clear that this situation is purely for revenue and can in no way be for the betterment of the accommodation on offer.


Mick Roberts

8:57 AM, 23rd November 2019, About 3 years ago

Reply to the comment left by James Mann at 20/11/2019 - 09:43
That's all Nottingham Council has done, increased rents to thousands, reduced supply to thousands, put hundreds in Hotels one room whole family.
And got a handful of bad houses.

Mick Roberts

8:58 AM, 23rd November 2019, About 3 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Tim Rogers at 20/11/2019 - 14:25
Find me the link please, as this has to be sent somewhere.

Tim Rogers

11:08 AM, 24th November 2019, About 3 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Mick Roberts at 23/11/2019 - 08:58I've searched but cannot find the article.
May I suggest you contact the Brighton group who successfully managed to get the minister to reverse the councils application for licencing when they proved that the criteria had not been met. The details were posted on 118 some time ago.
To my mind the clear proof that the Nottingham licencing has no effective method to improve standards invalidates the criteria.
Failing all else a factual, concise but assertive Open Letter to the Broadsheet press challenging Nottingham and the Minster to justify their position may place pressure where needed.
To those more legally aware than I, is this a situation that could be taken to court???
I suspect a crowd funding for such an action would be in the interests of all 118 members.
Much will depend on the results of the 12th Dec.

Mick Roberts

17:53 PM, 24th November 2019, About 3 years ago

Yes I din't get involved pre-Licensing as I thought, well £200 a house, so what. I din't envisage the pure torture from the worst website on the planet.
And the onerous NEW conditions on existing tenants that have been there 22 years.

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