by Mick Roberts
9:51 AM, 14th October 2020, About 11 months ago 9
A warning to Nottingham Landlords with Houses in Gedling Borough Council: Licensing are coming for you even in coronavirus times!
For those that are aware, Gedling brought Licensing in for 2018, but only included 700 houses, arguably troubled streets. However, Gedling are now expanding the scheme to the areas below.
I’ve only got about 12 houses in the Gedling Council area and fortunately, none of the new areas they’re proposing, but how far are they gonna’ come? My Gedling ones have zero trouble, one has lived there since 1999, and she’s now about 67. Does she want this uncertainty?
We’ve seen what rent increases and homeless has been brought about by Nottingham Licensing Rip Off Tax.
Another one of my Gedling tenants has been there for nearly 7 years and spent £1500 on her own bathroom. Licensing plays with people’s lives, it doesn’t just charge some Landlords. Well, it does charge 100% of Landlords to get back at the minority of bad Landlords and in the end, tenants pay as anyone with more than half a brain cell, knows RENT PAYS FOR EVERYTHING.
These Consultations, how are they consulting? Cause they haven’t told me and I’m sure the majority of the Landlords with houses in the area.
From my colleague who alerted me to this:
“It is disappointing at a time of national crisis that Gedling Borough Council has commenced a 12-week landlord licensing consultation to license family homes in Carlton Hill, Colwick, Daybrook and Newstead Village as from June 2021.
“Across Gedling and Nottingham, there are many good landlords working with their tenants and agents by adhering to government advice during this difficult time to protect tenancies; by accepting reduced rent and negotiating rent repayment plans in favour of seeking possession.
“Gedling Borough Council claims there is no evidence to support an increase in rents due to the implementation of their Netherfield Selective Licensing Scheme in October 2018. EMPO, East Midlands Property Owners Landlord Association are preparing a press release and would appreciate any comments you have to the contrary. Very happy to keep your comments anonymous.
“EMPO’s argument is that the council have extensive powers to deal with landlords renting dangerous housing, they must rely on these powers and not licensing until we have the financial impact of the coronavirus under control.”
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