Ealing proposed Licensing schemes

Ealing proposed Licensing schemes

13:56 PM, 13th August 2021, About 2 months ago 8

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Are you aware that Ealing are proposing to extend and enlarge their existing licensing schemes? At a recent boisterous virtual meeting, the council outlined their plans, ending that there was a consultation period which is going to end on Monday August 16th at midnight.

As many of the landlords present had only just heard of the proposal, there was a request to push back the end date by a month – but this was refused.

If you have an interest in Ealing, we strongly suggest you complete the consultation to be found at – www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/0HP00S/

iHowz Landlord Association will be holding a virtual public meeting on Monday August 16th, commencing 7:00. Details can be seen on the meetings section of the web site www.iHowz.uk.

The main questions we want answers to are:-
• If the previous schemes were unsuccessful, why extend them for another 5 years?
• If the previous schemes were successful, why extend them for another 5 years?
• What did the previous scheme achieve? Ealing claim various statistics, but don’t appear to have any documentary evidence.
• Ealing won’t reveal how was taken from the last scheme, but it must be between £8 – £10 million. What was it spent on?
• Similarly, what will the increased amount for the new scheme be spent on?
• If a landlord already has a licence; has been inspected and no problems were found, why do they need to pay for another licence?
• What else are they doing, apart from licensing to tackle these claimed problems?

And there are many mote questions to be asked.

Come to the meeting on Monday to discuss further. Details can be seen on the meetings section of the web site www.iHowz.uk.

many thanks



by anupgarg@hotmail.com

15:12 PM, 15th August 2021, About 2 months ago

I am in Ealing myself and just found about these proposals. Fully agree with the questions and cannot understand as how/why the council can say the landlords have benefitted from previous scheme. There is nothing to support that.

And I cannot trust the consultation process at all - more of rubber stamp exercise I guess. We need complete complete transparency from the council, which the questions should be able to answer.

by terry sullivan

12:31 PM, 16th August 2021, About 2 months ago

its a money making scam--pension funds

by Tim Rogers

13:12 PM, 16th August 2021, About 2 months ago

I have no properties affected by this proposal, but I would suggest an additional approach is to prove that the area they wish to put under licencing does not meet the criteria laid out in the gov documents.

As I recall Brighton Landlords did this a couple of years ago and won, eventually.

To my mind, small as it maybe, the only way to beat or out manoeuvre local councils is to get the Gov to do the beating.

by anupgarg@hotmail.com

13:28 PM, 16th August 2021, About 2 months ago

Thanks, Tim. Never thought of that and looks like the only way as you say.

Could you advise on as to how we in Ealing could do this please? Would be great if there is a link to Brighton Landlords case which we could review. Any help would be much appreciated.

by terry sullivan

13:40 PM, 16th August 2021, About 2 months ago

govt has blocked croydons scheme

by anupgarg@hotmail.com

13:46 PM, 16th August 2021, About 2 months ago

Vow- that's good to know. So how can we find out more about these and try something similar for Ealing. We need to stop this and the precedents in Brighton and Croydon give a ray of hope

by rod.townson@yahoo.com

18:04 PM, 18th August 2021, About 2 months ago

The landlord association, iHowz, were the defenders of honest landlords, who took on Brighton. They have also worked with Thanet and Southampton to secure concessions, resulting in simpler, better managed schemes.
You can follow progress on how things are progressing and how to get involved by taking a look at their website.

by anupgarg@hotmail.com

16:57 PM, 21st August 2021, About 2 months ago

Thanks a lot Rod. Good suggestion and let me check on iHowz.

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