Surely I am not the only landlord worried about new EPC requirements?9:44 AM, 17th February 2021
About 2 weeks ago 128
After a long dialogue representatives of Sefton council finally met the landlords Alliance. First let me state that the Sefton team were Welcoming, helpful and constructive. It was not a case of us fighting zealots on the contrary, the Council team were proactive and motivated to resolving the problem. Full credit to them. We must remember that while we all obviously agree that these rotten licensing schemes are nothing more than revenue raising scams, it is not the council staff that are to blame, rather the useless councillors, just as we have a Parliament full of 650 clowns .
The discussion was about the fact that Sefton were demanding addresses of landlords properties licensed outside the borough.Without re-hashing the legal points, suffice to say Sefton fully accepted our view. The council will now amend their application and all excess data will be expunged.
So to the bigger picture:
Landlords nationwide can now refuse to engage with or proceed with any licensing application where the council demand data which is excessive.(data limitation).
We now move on to Section 21.
We are in discussions at the highest level and rest assured we will not cave in. Our position is crystal clear. We completely oppose any dilution or removal of Section 21. We hope our colleagues in other organisations will join us in absolutely opposing the removal of property owners rights.
Prior to any meeting, let us again re state our position. No removal of S21 without all our demands re S8 or similar legislation being implemented immediately. Anything less is an erosion of property owners rights and the Alliance will not support such legislation.
You want us to fight like hell for landlords. No problem but we need membership.
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We have changed licensing procedures and now will halt all schemes nationwide which are not compliant. We have stated our case nationwide on BBC, we have had national coverage exposing Shelter and we are far from finished with Shelter.
We now go in to discussions in London at top level to protect Property owners rights and we will not get in to bed with anybody. Our position is clear. No abolition of S21 without pro rata strengthening of landlords property rights elsewhere. If this means the Alliance walks out of talks in London, so be it.
We don’t care. Our only duty is to our members and we will do what ever it takes to bring all landlord organisations along with us. This is really simple.
Enough of being bullied, enough telling us who we should rent to, enough threatening us with criminal prosecutions for trivial breaches of stupid petty legislation.
Here is the deal. Our members hard working tax compliant landlords say NO.
It is our properties. No more bullying, no more accepting DSS tenants. That show is over. Councils house your benefit tenants. The Alliance urges members not to accept benefit tenants under any circumstances unless their rent is fully underwritten by Shelter.
This wont happen as Shelter the housing charity which houses nobody has refused to step up to the plate and bond benefit tenants.
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