Gedling Borough Council Licensing are coming for you!

Gedling Borough Council Licensing are coming for you!

9:51 AM, 14th October 2020, About 4 years ago 9

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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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8:57 AM, 15th October 2020, About 4 years ago

Hi Mick , You should relay the comments of the Nottingham Council Leader to your tenants when you put the rents up.
(1) ` Rent Rises are an indication that there is a lot of investment happening in the City`
`A Lack of Availability is increasing demand So Landlords don`t have to compete for tenants`
So should your tenants feel proud to pay more rent. ?
(Source Nottingham Life)
(1) Is this the crime infested , Antisocial City which needs 90% Selective Licensing ? Where has Leicester is proposing less than 20%
How was a 90% scheme, and the doubling of cost from £400 to almost £900 . passed By the Sectary of state at the time who I believe was Savid Javid ?
Is the Department for Communities and Local Government who should be vetting these schemes. Just rubbing Stamping.

Mick Roberts

9:37 AM, 15th October 2020, About 4 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Northernpleb at 15/10/2020 - 08:57
These Labour Councillors totally oblivious, know nothing about business it seems.

Yes, I've asked Sec of State many times, u get robot reply, yet on the other hand, he's paying out millions to the Councils to help the homeless-Partly cause of the Licensing he gave permission too.


8:18 AM, 16th October 2020, About 4 years ago

Unfortunately the only Strategy the Council, and Government have is to extract as much as possibly from the easiest targets. Landlords. Who have no effective representation It is almost impossible to hold any Council or Government department to account . If Nottingham is trying to sort out Antisocial behaviour and needs £24 million the only people required to contribute are Tenants who rent from Private Landlords. Increases in Legislation, Taxation and administration = Increase Rents, Less Properties to Rent, and More Homelessness

Mick Roberts

8:24 AM, 16th October 2020, About 4 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Northernpleb at 16/10/2020 - 08:18
That's it, there is no redress. Even the sensible tenants with good houses can see it's totally money making, paying for nothing, to get at a few bad landlords.

Jessie Jones

11:20 AM, 17th October 2020, About 4 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Mick Roberts at 15/10/2020 - 09:37
Mick, they've got to find funds to pay for the staff who have been displaced by the now defunct Robin Hood Energy project. They might not be allowed to make a profit from the scheme, but they can use the money to pay for staff wages or sponsor other council activities like the Nottingham Carnival, which they do.
I'm sure that they also find ways of diverting the money towards the failed NET tram project and the failed Broadmarsh project.
Ever wondered where all the money that is raised by the Nottingham City scheme has gone? It's certainly not spent on inspections or providing landlord training. We have to pay for that additionally through DASH.

Mick Roberts

11:32 AM, 17th October 2020, About 4 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Jessie Jones at 17/10/2020 - 11:20
Yes 76 staff.
And Inspections are working out at £50,000 an inspection.
And here is where some of the money has gone, we can't put photos on here, so look what I received in one day from Licensing:


11:42 AM, 17th October 2020, About 4 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Mick Roberts at 17/10/2020 - 11:32
Hi Mick, That`s a lot of paperwork you may need a tow bar and trailer to take your paperwork round.
Is the £50,000 the possibly Fine.

Mick Roberts

11:44 AM, 17th October 2020, About 4 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Northernpleb at 17/10/2020 - 11:42
Yes they expect me to read all that instead of locating a top spec latest boiler for the tenant which is what really matters.

The £50,000+ was the last figure I worked out with the money they had in over £10 million pound & the paltry 200 inspections they had done.


12:23 PM, 17th October 2020, About 4 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Mick Roberts at 17/10/2020 - 11:44
That Clarifies it ,

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