by Mick Roberts
10:30 AM, 4th March 2022, About 4 months ago 5
We’ve started it! National Audit office looking into Nottingham Selective Licensing waste of money. Hopefully for people renting,
If Licensing doesn’t get permission to be renewed again, more landlords will accept benefit tenants again and more supply, rents have to reduce.
Please share with tenants, because every Benefit tenant in Nottingham can’t get a house as they could Pre-Licensing.
“But concerns were raised by some property owners that good landlords were paying the cost for bad landlords, and the licensing fee would only be passed to tenants in terms of rent rises. Some landlords also decided to sell up.”
Cllr Jane Lakey (Lab) added: “What we very much want to be done, is know that this is an efficient scheme, well-run, and the bold numbers on it and then make a decision.
“On a wider context, I have actually looked for reports on the effectiveness of selective licensing, and I am yet to find one.”
“Landlord Mick Roberts, which has 36 properties in the selective licensing zone, said: “I want to sell most of my houses now. Rents have gone up approximately 40 per cent in Nottingham and it has started from selective licensing. I would like it scrapped.”
Cllr Jane Lakey (Lab) added: “What we very much want to be done, is know that this is an efficient scheme, well-run, and the bold numbers on it and then make a decision”
Talk to me, Jane. You will find innocent tenants are paying through the nose for this. Benefit tenants can’t get anywhere. You read Licensing conditions and ask would you take a Benefit tenant?
Selective Licensing conditions Feb 2022
Cllr Michael Edwards Cllr Michael Edwards (Lab) said: “One of the things I have to deal with is the shoddy nature in the way private tenants are treated by private landlords – some of the stuff I have seen is appalling.
Do you think, 19800 tenants with ZERO problems should pay for 200 bad tenant houses?