Councils using ‘Intelligence’ to track down low EPC properties and fine £5,00015:08 PM, 29th March 2021
About 2 weeks ago 36
I am unfortunate to be given 2 Notices of improvement and a Prohibition notice because an enforcement officer decided to hand-deliver an Inspection Notice to my residential home. Incidentally, we were under self-isolation for none symptomatic covid -19.
The officer staked in his car until he saw my wife come out to put the rubbish in the wheely bin. A 6’:6’ male officer pounded on the slim woman of 5”:5’ to put letters into her hand, needless to say, she was badly manhandled with nightmares till today.
According to the government and NHS’s Directive on the test and trace, we had to report this encounter to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. We also made a written complaint to the council because similar things happened in 2016 when 10 officers invaded the same home. After all, the council said they had a complaint that we were renting our personal home illegally.
It has been a war since as several inspections and re-inspections were carried out despite the public health pleas.
It is obvious that the Notices are done in retaliation since not much is found except a few things that are delayed due to the COVID-19 and the lockdown. I am willing to carry out the needful as I am a law-abiding person. I shall make appeals to the 2nd Tier Property Tribunal for the thousand pounds the invoice I received from the Fenland District Council and other malicious and potentially libellous statements inserted in the Notices.
You are sadly criminals if you are landlords in the UK. Incredulous
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