Croydon Landlords and Letting Agents – Are you ready to pay £750?

by Mandy Thomson

3 years ago

Croydon Landlords and Letting Agents – Are you ready to pay £750?

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Croydon Landlords and Letting Agents – Are you ready to pay £750?

Do you feel the £750 that you will have to pay Croydon Council by 1st October represents good value for money, or even the £350 “early bird” fee? Do you think it will be good for the local economy and do anything for the borough’s housing situation?croydon

Even if you think the fee is just a bitter pill to swallow but not so bad within the scheme of things, how about the other impacts that come with landlord licensing? It’s not simply a matter of paying your fee, getting your application posted then forget about it!

After weighing up all the pros and cons, if you consider that landlord licensing is not something you agree with, there is something you can do about it. Please help us to continue our legal campaign to get Croydon’s licensing scheme quashed. If we save you £350 and a load of red tape at best, surely £50 – £100 donated to our campaign will be a small price to pay?

Visit http://www.croydonpropertyforumltd.com/donation-via-bank-transfers-cheques/ or https://crowdfunding.justgiving.com/Campaign-for-Croydon to leave a donation via PayPal, cheque or bank transfer.

Whether or not you’re in a position to donate just now, please help by spreading the word, both online and off.

The verdict of our first hearing should be made public this Friday, 14 August.

On behalf of Croydon Property Forum and the landlords and tenants of Croydon,

Many thanks

Mandy Thomson

Acting Director of Croydon Property Forum Ltd.



Comments

Mark Alexander

3 years ago

Hi Mandy

I noticed that you recently personally made a donation of £100 towards the running costs of Property118.

I have spoken to Neil and we have agreed that it is only right that we reciprocate. Accordingly, we will be making a donation of an equal amount to your campaign fundraising efforts.

Neil and I don't own any properties in Croydon but we do wish you all the best with your campaign to fight the introduction Selective Licensing in Croydon.

The more people that support your campaign, the less likely it is that Selective Licensing and all the fees and associated issues will be introduced in their areas, especially if you win your legal battle.

All the best 😀
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Mandy Thomson

3 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Mark Alexander" at "12/08/2015 - 15:32":

Thank you, Mark, as always. That is a very generous gesture.

I can't help but wonder that if local authorities want to raise housing standards, why they don't simply sit down and speak to local landlords and developers, who would be best placed to tell them what is likely to work and what isn't and actually LISTEN to them and take their advice on board.... That Croydon Council sit on the same Develop Croydon project forum with major Croydon developers and yet those developers were genuinely unaware of landlord licensing until the designation was made beggars belief.

I think we all know the real answer.

Mark Alexander

3 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Mandy Thomson" at "12/08/2015 - 16:15":

Licensing has sod all to do with raising standards in my opinion, it's about revenue raising to create job for the boys.
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Mandy Thomson

3 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Mark Alexander" at "12/08/2015 - 16:27":

...And milking a group of people (landlords) that they despise. The mostly far left councils who bring this in are not far removed from this kind of mindset: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/feb/04/buy-to-let-housing-morally-wrong

Mandy Thomson

3 years ago

We have just had the verdict through. The judge, Sir Stephen Silber, found we had a good reason to argue against Croydon Council's designation, but found they had consulted adequately and dismissed our claim on that basis... Our barristers disagree and have advised we have good grounds to appeal.

If we are to appeal, we still need to raise funds!

There will be a meeting at 7:00pm next Thursday 20 August at the The United Reformed Church Hall, Addiscombe Grove, Croydon, CR0 5LP.

Please pass on word and bring two people with you if you can.

Many thanks on behalf of Croydon Property Forum.

Mandy Thomson

3 years ago

My colleagues at Croydon Property Forum held our first public meeting yesterday evening. Unfortunately, I couldn't attend personally because I'm caring for a relative who has just had surgery in another part of the country, but the response to the meeting has been very positive, with many new supporters gained and pledges made.

However, we still need many more donations if we are to get our chance to overturn the decision made in favour of Croydon Council on 4 August.

Visit https://www.paypal.com/uk/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_flow&SESSION=ALxyFmrEiF2GBDJyp8d9LoIXyxrXsqiBGkXOEYH-Iw36tItJ_lLAiH11MlO&dispatch=5885d80a13c0db1f8e263663d3faee8d5c97cbf3d75cb63effe5661cdf3adb6d to donate via PayPal

Here http://www.croydonpropertyforumltd.com/donation-via-bank-transfers-cheques/ for details of how to do a bank transfer or send a cheque

Or https://crowdfunding.justgiving.com/Campaign-for-Croydon to donate by entering your debit or credit card details.

Many thanks on behalf of Croydon Property Forum!


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