MARIE ELLIS

Registered with Property118.com
Friday 2nd November 2018


Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 27

MARIE ELLIS

18:10 PM, 19th July 2019
About 2 years ago

Zero Tolerance - £30k per offence?

Hi sorry all ive had no emails to say any messages have been left so only just saw these when i logged on! Thanks for all responses. Im speaking on the matter tomorrow in London if anyone wants to come Des Taylor is organising!... Read More

MARIE ELLIS

18:01 PM, 19th July 2019
About 2 years ago

Zero Tolerance - £30k per offence?

Reply to the comment left by Ian Narbeth at 16/07/2019 - 15:54
Hi do you want a copy?!!... Read More

MARIE ELLIS

18:00 PM, 19th July 2019
About 2 years ago

Zero Tolerance - £30k per offence?

Reply to the comment left by Neil Patterson at 16/07/2019 - 12:15
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MARIE ELLIS

9:14 AM, 18th December 2018
About 2 years ago

Nottingham Council - Why do you refuse to work with Good Landlords?

Reply to the comment left by Mick Roberts at 18/12/2018 - 08:56
I agree totally. I am a good responsible landlord yet i had six months of severe stress tackling a 25k intent to fine which then got dropped due to 'admin error' after they realised their officer was incompetent. No apology nothing. 2.5k legal fees. They have invented a 'zero tolerance' policy which means on any day they can find a minor fault which can be tenant caused, and fine again. They called me highly culpable, an 'offender', likely to reoffend and obstructive. None of those were true they never investigated properly and didntfollow their own cabinet agreed policy. Ive sold up and im gone i never want to go through that again. The council i have worked with for years are now an enemy out to get everyone to line their pockets. Ive been a landlord for 11 years and a letting agent for longer working with the council all the time now its all gone and im just an 'OFFENDER' and i hadnt even broken the law they got it all wrong. I intend to sue and get my costs back and anything left over will go to help the homeless people they have abandoned. Rant over... Read More

MARIE ELLIS

18:53 PM, 28th November 2018
About 2 years ago

Does the punishment fit the crime?

Hi all I have been told by my barrister that its all over now and ok to tell you what happened. They withdrew my case because, they said, there weren't supposed to give me 28 days notice to do the works necessary (ie fit fire doors and smoke alarms in all rooms - remember this is a two storey 4 person HMO so its all done on risk assessment/Lacors guidance = law not actually broken) - they operate a ZERO TOLERANCE policy and therefore giving me 28 days was far too helpful, I had committed an 'offence' at the time the officer visited (er no I hadn't committed any offence at all and I darn well ain't being called an 'offender') and therefore they were justified in giving me an ON THE SPOT fine of TWENTY FIVE THOUSAND POUNDS (5k off for good behaviour). It is all barking mad, they had no evidence, we asked for it and didn't get it, they didn't go upstairs, I had already given notice to the landlord to terminate the lease (they won't have that by the way, they said in the letter that I gave the property back BECAUSE they inspected and its TOTALLY WRONG - I was ALREADY handing it back and had given notice BEFORE they even inspected. So really they are hiding behind an 'admin error' because they simply can't prove their case, they would have been shot down in flames at a tribunal for mal administration, p.ss poor inspection, no notes, a fine that they 'made up' (that level of fine is only to be given to non compliant and obstructive landlords and i'm none of those). This is not going to go away, I intend to take this to the highest level, they can't go round thinking they are the police and calling people offenders and giving out those sort of fines WITHOUT giving landlords the opportunity to engage/comply. Might be different if a licenced HMO possibly? Even then its pretty severe. If you recall they said my other houses were ok and didn't need fire doors and alarms in rooms because it was a joint agreement, this one they 'fined' me for was separate agreements. Oh and they totally missed the two hardwired alarms that were in the property and their fine said 'there were no hardwired alarms' at all. Scandalous. I am going to get my barrister fees and consultant fees of £2.5k back!!! Oh and Julian Hunt, top barrister, if anyone needs one.... Read More