Councils using ‘Intelligence’ to track down low EPC properties and fine £5,00015:08 PM, 29th March 2021
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Many of the insurrectionists who marched on the UA Capitol building on Jan 6th and violently forced their way into the building stupidly live-streamed their activities or boasted about them via social media. So far, those self-identifying actions have helped law enforcement authorities identify some individuals charged
Law enforcement agencies have appealed for information regarding the violence and have begun rounding up suspects. The U.S. Department of Justice now lists 44 federal cases tied to crimes allegedly committed at the U.S. Capitol on Jan 6th. Plus, other individuals have been charged under local District of Columbia laws.
An off-duty law enforcement officer and members of the military, including a member of an Army psychological operations unit, have been identified as being suspects who participated in the riot.
The FBI continues to seek information – backed by a reward of up to $50,000 – about those who deployed two suspected pipe bombs
So what is the relevance to landlords?
Landlords walk blindly into traps set by cunning and frankly evil council housing and planning enforcement officers every single day.
Because landlords are sadly self-delusional about their strict-liability guilt in compliance with the Housing Acts, Planning Act, HMO Management Regulations and compliance with Improvement Notices and Planning enforcement notices, they think it is safe to talk to their ‘friendly’ housing, HMO and planning officers about the situation and thinking they can talk/negotiate their way out of the situation.
Landlords: Get real. This is like thinking you can chat or negotiate your way pout of a murder charge with police.
All the council is interested in is tricking you into self-incrimination so that hey can prosecute you and fine you £10,000s. Their financial motive (because the council gets to keep all the fines you pay) is immense, and they are the rule-setters, police, judge, jury and dictators of their own fining policy though we see so many cases of them exceeding their own policy just to claim more money!
Read more about Why You Should Not Talk To The (devious) Council
Read more about How Councils Trick Landlords into Self-Incrimination using Police and Criminal Evidence Act Interviews
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