Are local authorities suppose to charge for giving Notices now?

by Readers Question

9:44 AM, 17th March 2021
About 4 weeks ago

Are local authorities suppose to charge for giving Notices now?

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Are local authorities suppose to charge for giving Notices now?

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

AKINS

Comments

Luke P

11:09 AM, 17th March 2021
About 4 weeks ago

The title question does not appear to match up with the OP’s statement…?

Des Taylor Landlords Defence Ltd

11:25 AM, 17th March 2021
About 4 weeks ago

Reply to the comment left by Luke P at 17/03/2021 - 11:09
Hello Akins,

This is the type of tactics we are seeing every day.

Do not act alone as they will go to any lengths to play you around.

Do not talk to the council or mayors or councillors they are all on the one side.

They can make charges for their notices and they will intimidate and carry-out corrupt-like actions.

If you need help, this is what we deal with every day.

Yours is tame in comparison to some.

Here when you need help.

Des Taylor
Casework Director
Landlords Defence Limited.

Des Taylor & Phil Turtle, Landlord Licensing & Defence

11:25 AM, 17th March 2021
About 4 weeks ago

Hello Luke may I suggest that you do not speak further to the council (see this article https://www.property118.com/dont-talk-to-the-council/) and get yourself professional representation as any attempts you make will just lead to ever increasing self-incrimination and further victimisation by these council bullies.

Contact us if you wish help http://landlordsdefence.co.uk/contact/

Smartermind

11:26 AM, 17th March 2021
About 4 weeks ago

Reply to the comment left by Luke P at 17/03/2021 - 11:09
The OP said: "I shall make appeals to the 2nd Tier Property Tribunal for the thousand pounds the invoice I received from the Fenland District Council"?

Perhaps his statement is not crystal clear.

Smartermind

11:28 AM, 17th March 2021
About 4 weeks ago

Reply to the comment left by Des Taylor & Phil Turtle, Landlord Licensing & Defence at 17/03/2021 - 11:25
You mean Akins not Luke. Luke was just commenting on the question by Akins.

Rob Crawford

14:04 PM, 17th March 2021
About 4 weeks ago

Having recent personal experience of a 1st Tier Tribunal against an LA, I would not have any confidence that your case will be handled fairly. Please get legal support and go armed with a Barrister!

JB

14:16 PM, 17th March 2021
About 4 weeks ago

Reply to the comment left by Rob Crawford at 17/03/2021 - 14:04
With this uneven balance of power, in order to defend themselves landlords need legal representation. Apart from a nightmare for the landlord what is the implecation of this for tenants? Higher rents!

Des Taylor Landlords Defence Ltd

15:22 PM, 17th March 2021
About 4 weeks ago

Reply to the comment left by Smartermind at 17/03/2021 - 11:28
Yes I did,

Des Taylor Landlords Defence Ltd

15:25 PM, 17th March 2021
About 4 weeks ago

Reply to the comment left by Rob Crawford at 17/03/2021 - 14:04
Hello Rob,

That is excellent advice and we can help him there.

Fighting councils at the Tribunal is often very difficult and cunning work.

Here to help.

Des Taylor
Casework Director
http://www.LandlordsDefence.co.uk


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