Councils using ‘Intelligence’ to track down low EPC properties and fine £5,00015:08 PM, 29th March 2021
About 2 weeks ago 36
Please see the response from Fergus Wilson to the article “Kent Landlord – Hero or Villain“:
“Hi, I have noted the Property118 article this morning.
Property 118 talks about Zealots. We call them Petty Little Hitlers (PLH).
A Council Officer can never be wrong. He is always right and when he is not right he is never wrong!
Ashford Council brought a case against me for no hot water for not acting quickly enough! The Council then had to withdraw the prosecution for not acting quick enough itself! It was out of time!
The Council then said we will set up a procedure to help if you cannot find a Gas Safety Engineer! Well what a great idea!
However, the reality is this. No one Answers the telephone. It turned out all three in the Chain of Command were on holiday at the same time!
So this is all about an Organizational Deficiency at the Council! It is nothing at all to do with Single Mums or Pregnant ladies!
I certainly never mentioned them and it is a total figment of the imagination of Journalists who do not apply the standards of journalism they should abide by and amend to the point where they focus on something that is untrue.
What the real issue is at the moment is the serious shortage of Gas Safety Engineers!
Joe Public things the term plumber and Gas Safety Engineer are interchangeable terms. They are not! Plumbers are in short supply but Gas Safety Engineers are in even shorter supply!
The Council says it has the answer and is there to help!
I am afraid it is Hot Air!
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