Isn’t it the same for Private Landlords?

Isn’t it the same for Private Landlords?

10:35 AM, 21st March 2022, About 2 years ago 3

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Interesting article stating that social housing providers are having to divert money put aside for essential property maintenance to adhere to safety reforms: Click here

Have they forgotten about private landlords here too? This is going to cripple the private sector without adding in the fear of heavy fines and prosecution (for which SHP’s seem immune).

Something has to give here – we all know that the ‘perfect rental home’ that meets all legislative/environmental standards (now and to come) will be expensive, and the tenant will have to pay at the end of the day.

If there is only one per cent of private Landlords that give up and sell on as a result of this, that’s more people waiting for social housing.

Seems the policy is to have the perfect house with the lowest rent. So that’s 5000 people waiting in cardboard boxes to be housed in it then?


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Mick Roberts

8:19 AM, 26th March 2022, About 2 years ago

Yes agreed DSR.

My first conversation with Head of Licensing in Nottingham on Thumb turns.
I said Are u having a laugh?
He said New builds have got them.
I said Bingo.
He said What?
I said We ain't a New Build. We all know New builds cost more money to buy & rent.
And 4 years later, we now know they making it unaffordable for Benefit tenants. We can give them brand new house if they want, but not on the rent they paying.

Better to have a house on 2010 standards (still safe warm etc.) than New build super safe more safe than the Queen's, than living in cardboard box like u say.

John Payne

17:07 PM, 26th March 2022, About 2 years ago

Thumb turns have to he retro fitted, on all rentals it's a fire safety issue, a yale lock will surfice as most properties have both, just disable the key lock so tenants can't lock it

Mick Roberts

16:21 PM, 27th March 2022, About 2 years ago

Reply to the comment left by John Payne at 26/03/2022 - 17:07
I think thumbturns a good idea for the individual person, I have em on my house for speed. However I got 'em dropped in Nottingham Selective Licensing saving Nottingham landlords over £3 million.
As in my area's, if burglar breaks into a house, he's gonna' love it as he can walk straight out the door with the nice shiny big new tv.

My tenants don't want 'em cause their kids can let theirselves straight out front door onto road & get knocked over.

And a new one on me, one of me tenants said
I don't want 'em on my house as me kid sleepwalks & will let herself out house at 2am.

I sent the above arguments into Nottingham Council Selective Licensing & they got 20 staff round the computer screens to read my email as they like to laugh & cringe at my torrent of abuse, & one of their OWN staff, a female said
I wun't want 'em on my house either with my kids.
So we're all different, wish they'd stop forcing stuff on people they may not want.

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