Seething Landlord

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Wednesday 15th January 2020


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Seething Landlord

17:36 PM, 20th November 2021, About 2 weeks ago

Gobbledegook?

Reply to the comment left by Luke P at 20/11/2021 - 09:45
The consultation that ended in June related to non-domestic rented property whereas the one that I was referring to to and which ended in January 2021 related to domestic rented property.... Read More

Seething Landlord

8:57 AM, 20th November 2021, About 2 weeks ago

Gobbledegook?

Reply to the comment left by Judith Wordsworth at 20/11/2021 - 07:462025 was the original proposal but the current rumour is that it will be delayed for one year for new tenancies. The reality is that we do not know the dates or the details until the government publish their response to the consultation.... Read More

Seething Landlord

13:51 PM, 19th November 2021, About 2 weeks ago

Gobbledegook?

Reply to the comment left by Guy Couchman at 19/11/2021 - 12:17
The bill that you referred to will almost certainly never pass into law. I believe that it was introduced in the House of Lords in an attempt to force the government's hand but it does not represent government policy. The government response to the consultation which ended in early January this year is still awaited but everybody seems to think that it is imminent and that the operative date for minimum band C for privately rented property will be the 1st of April 2026 for new tenancies and 2028 for existing ones.

It is also rumoured that at some point the environmental impact rating will take precedence over or replace the EPC rating. I recall that introducing an EIR requirement was one of the options mentioned in the consultation so it's a question of watch this space until government show their hand.... Read More

Seething Landlord

15:15 PM, 13th November 2021, About 3 weeks ago

Research lays bare failure to tackle criminal landlords

This is perhaps the most ridiculous and selective statistical analysis I can recall.

"government estimates in 2015 that there may be around 10,500 rogue landlords in operation" - based on what? Even if correct, it represents just 0.42% of landlords i.e. 42 per TEN THOUSAND. How do they define "rogue"? Without further explanation It is a meaningless term. What are the characteristics that identify these people?

It is a tiny proportion and when allowance is made for the large numbers of landlords and probable concentration of "rogues" in the major conurbations it is hardly surprising that many LAs have not brought prosecutions.

NRLA have lost the plot with their constant banging on at Government to root out offenders. For LAs it must be like looking for a needle in a haystack if they are expected to be proactive rather than reactive.

The next stage will be for LAs to be set targets for prosecutions so say goodbye to friendly advice and penalties being reserved as the last resort. As has already been said, it is not the out and out rogues who deliberately flout the regulations who will suffer, it is those who innocently commit minor offences through ignorance or misunderstanding.... Read More

Seething Landlord

8:36 AM, 12th November 2021, About 3 weeks ago

Eco Clampdown on landlords and fines of up to £5,000

Reply to the comment left by Ofer Moses at 12/11/2021 - 07:54
You would probably reach a wider audience if you raised this as a new member's question rather than it being buried on page 7 of an unconnected topic.... Read More