Mick Roberts

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Thursday 6th June 2013


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 1595

Mick Roberts

11:28 AM, 14th June 2021, About 16 hours ago

Judge tears into Northampton Council’s Samantha Ling and her department

Disgraceful,

The agent gives the Council the single AST & the Council ignore it. More homeless coming.... Read More

Mick Roberts

11:10 AM, 14th June 2021, About 17 hours ago

ONS construction output fall will add pressure to housing inflation

Reply to the comment left by JB at 14/06/2021 - 11:02
Yes same here with cement & last year plaster.

Wow white goods too. We have some bike lads who have got to wait 18 months for some gear shifters & levers. Car waiting lists have gone up, I've just bought 2 new cars for me & daughter, waited about 2 months, but if order same cars now, 7 months.

The lads can't get new bikes now quickly, the second hand ones are going up in value.... Read More

Mick Roberts

7:08 AM, 14th June 2021, About 21 hours ago

Surely I am not the only landlord worried about new EPC requirements?

Reply to the comment left by DSR at 11/06/2021 - 17:18
Great words & yes, tenants pay a certain amount, they don't live in New Build standards house as they don't want to, nor can afford the high rent it would require:

Is there going to be a new Section 8 Ground that a LL can rely on for possession that states' vacant possession required as a direct result of the Government's pledge to raise enviro standards for tenants'??

Could do with more like
As a direct result of Licensing & Universal Credit & Section 24 & getting up at 4am to do training course when I'm 70 when I nor the tenant has got a problem & I'm trying to charge the tenant cheaper rent but u making this very hard, & the list goes on.... Read More

Mick Roberts

10:41 AM, 12th June 2021, About 3 days ago

Council declares war on Landlords while stealing housing from them

Reply to the comment left by Landlord Phil at 12/06/2021 - 10:23
Yes that's the thing, some of us genuinely help people get a house where they otherwise might not be able to & this then becomes their home.
I feel I'm certainly helping people when I undercharge for years when Benefits don't increase the rates, & especially now when I wish to sell a lot of the houses today this week now, but won't do this as tenants regard this as their home for life.
And all Licensing is doing is forcing some of us away. Along with all the other crap Govt & Councils throw at us.

I could understand if we was manipulating exploiting the tenants charging top whack not doing the repairs & living by the pool. But when u know u could earn more elsewhere for less time & u are genuinely only keeping the house for the tenant, the authorities should wake up to this fact & not be blinded by the odd bad Landlord.... Read More

Mick Roberts

9:01 AM, 12th June 2021, About 3 days ago

Council declares war on Landlords while stealing housing from them

Excuse my delay,
Still years behind on my emails.
Great words Des & Phil,
To date, this council boasts that it has stolen £320,000 worth of housing by way of rent repayment orders in respect of tenants who have had somewhere to live courtesy of private landlords,
A lot of u say some great words.
They don't get it do they, the more they do this, the more the good Landlords pack up, or only take top class tenants next time. This Govt & Councils & Shelter & building up theirselves a massive problem of homeless for the Benefit tenants.
My words below I've sent to the National Audit office who I've now got to start an investigation into Nottingham Council to see if waste of money.
And Audit office only start this very serious thing if it looks like a waste of money which they have indicated from my evidence it is.
We supposed to be making houses better for tenants, not fining Landlords a years rent for no license. When the house they find has no faults.
They bring the Licenses in like making up something, then start fining people for not paying the trumped up charge-Whereas before they were breaking no rules as doing nothing wrong.
Interesting, all misdemeanours are just for failing to License. Look at the Financial Penalties mounting up. Who keeps this money?
And don't look like finding a lot of houses wrong out of now 24,000 fees. Approx £14 million is a lot of money that tenants are getting worse deal in return.
https://www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/housingoffences
Date: 09/04/2021
Offence: Failure to licence under Section 95(1) Housing Act 2004
Financial Penalty: £6,000
CPN
Date: 01/12/2020
Offence: Failure to licence under Section 95(1) Housing Act 2004
Financial Penalty: £2,217.73
Prosecution
Date: 04/12/2020
Offence: Two offences of failure to licence properties under section 95(1) and section 72(1) of the Housing Act 2004
Financial Penalty: £3,928.44
etc. etc.... Read More