by Mick Roberts
8:53 AM, 7th September 2018, About 4 years ago 7
On 3 year tenancies which he wanted in July, Housing Secretary, James Brokenshire announced his plans to extend tenancies, justifying these by stating:
“It is deeply unfair when renters are forced to uproot their lives or find new schools for their children at short notice due to the terms of their rental contract. Being able to call your rental property your home is vital to putting down roots and building stronger communities.”
Now this is the same man who I have been writing to for 2 months, 2 emails, 2 letters (no reply yet) about Selective Licensing. The Tory Government want houses that have no trouble, no ASBO’s, no complaints etc., to be REMOVED from the Selective Licensing scheme.
Well, as some will know, I did some FOI requests on some of the roads where my houses are. The council fought and fought to not give me this information. I won the appeal and I got the info I suspected. Some of my roads have zero trouble, zero ASBO’s, zero complaints!
So I’m asking for these roads to be removed from the Selective Licensing Scheme and for them to refund my money.
Nottingham Labour Council have said “it’s with Legal.” It must be Planet Mars Legal as it’s been with them for five months already! Perhaps they use the same person to handle correspondence as James BreakTheHousingMarketShire?
I’ve also asked the same questions to Housing Secretary “James BreakTheHousingMarketShire”.
This same man wants tenants to not uproot and says it’s vital for tenants to think of their rented house as a home.
Is he part of the same Government that will not get rid of this benefit cap that has resulted in the eviction of families that have lived in the same house for 20 years? Women with 4 kids who are now homeless, because of Tory austerity?
Is he part of the same Government that is still ignoring the homelessness Universal Credit is causing?
With one foul swoop, the Tory Eton toffs could say Hang on, the Housing Element of benefits should be used to pay rent, that’s what it’s meant for. It’s not costing any extra to pay the Landlord direct, so as soon as they can get that solution done they can stop thousands being evicted.
James BreakTheHousingMarketShire can then say he’s delivered on his own words, i.e.“It is deeply unfair when renters are forced to uproot their lives or find new schools for their children at short notice due to the terms of their rental contract. Being able to call your rental property your home is vital to putting down roots and building stronger communities”
These politicians really are on another planet.
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