Fight Against Massive Selective Licensing Scheme in County Durham

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13:36 PM, 28th May 2020
About a month ago

Fight Against Massive Selective Licensing Scheme in County Durham

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Fight Against Massive Selective Licensing Scheme in County Durham

Massive Thank You to Property 118! You were kind enough to run an article on the county’s unbelievable Selective Licencing proposals ( click here ) and, as a direct result, we had a serious jump in the number of Landlords signed up to support our campaign – Thank You!

The Councils consultation has been on hold, for obvious reasons, but they have now “announced” – one sentence hidden on their website and no other publicity, so far – the closing date for their consultation and it is 2nd of August.

DURHAM PLuSS will be stepping up the fight against what will become known as the “County Durham Tenant Tax” and we would ask any Landlords with property in County Durham, who haven’t already done so, to sign up.

Signing up is really easy, takes literally one minute, and can be done online – https://www.durhampluss.uk/sign-up-contact.html.

Over 500 Landlords have signed up so far and I am sure those numbers will be boosted again by Property 118 running this article.

Thank you for your support!

Stephen



Comments

Darlington Landlord

3:25 AM, 29th May 2020
About a month ago

I wonder if Dominic Cummings Parents property is in the Selective Licensing area?

Denise G

11:56 AM, 29th May 2020
About a month ago

and don't forget the money they can save up there on opticians fees

Michael Bond

13:29 PM, 29th May 2020
About a month ago

We had a similar problem with a proposal for Selective Licensing in an area of Bournemouth which was successfully opposed. NLA were truly very helpful, when asked for advice and assistance. I think the same individual is still in position in the NRLA. Get in touch if you have not already done so. In our case the proposal was a job creation scheme for local officials; and a Conservative Council threw it out. One valuable suggestion is to ask what are the aims of the scheme and how are these enumerated: numbers of properties belonging to "rogue landlords" closed down? rogue landlords put out of business? tenants from these properties rehoused? (in Council properties?) reduction in identified cases of ASB? etc. Which Council official is going to present this information to the elected members, eg Cabinet?
A postscript: a similar scheme is going through now with the weaknesses we were able to exploit removed and under a motley coalition Council of Libdem, ,Labour, Green, etc who got in at the nadir of Theresa May's premiership and there is no hope of stopping it this time.

Rod

21:14 PM, 29th May 2020
About a month ago

I rent out at £85pw but after exp's etc I'm left with around £45pw! The risk of a £30,000 - unlimited fine is simply not worth the risk so I'm off! Sad fact is I may not be on this site much longer as I'll. no longer be a landlord! I've said it before- I'm off chasing some nice juicy benefits - lovely! Those who work hard to 'get on' are penalised, those who don't------- !


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