Des Taylor & Phil Turtle, Landlord Licensing & Defence

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Tuesday 21st April 2020

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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 28

Des Taylor & Phil Turtle, Landlord Licensing & Defence

9:58 AM, 17th June 2021, About 2 months ago

Can a council behave in this way?

Hello Jonathan.
It will depend on the council’s policies but this sounds like their usual bully-boy tactics when they often over-ride their own policies and the law. Please contact us at Landlord Licensing & Defence with the details (including the offending council details) and we can advise if there is a possibility to successfully contest thus nonsense.

Also, I don’t know if your property is in an Article 4 direction area as if so you may have jeopardised your c4 planning status - we can also assist on that if so.

Contact us via: https://landlordsdefence.co.uk/contact... Read More

Des Taylor & Phil Turtle, Landlord Licensing & Defence

0:03 AM, 30th May 2021, About 2 months ago

Landlords threaten council with Judicial Review over HMO Licensing Scheme

Reply to the comment left by at 29/05/2021 - 14:25Everywhere in the country a property becomes an HMO with three tenants from two or more households and becomes subject to the HMO Management Regulations on pain of very large fines.
An HMO doesn’t need a “Mandatory HMO Licence until there are 5 people.
Unless as they are trying to impose In York, the council brings in “Additional Licensing” then every rental property with three or more “sharers” needs a £1,000 or more HMO licence.

. The woman, son and her new partner are ok though. They ARE ONE family unit because they are all related by “blood or sexual union”... Read More

Des Taylor & Phil Turtle, Landlord Licensing & Defence

11:54 AM, 16th April 2021, About 4 months ago

Licence Fees - Should I only pay an inflation linked increase?

Reply to the comment left by Neil Patterson at 16/04/2021 - 11:05
Unfair though it is, consider what happens when you decide to only pay "part" of your Car Road Tax. Your car is deemed NOT TAXED and you will get a massive fine and points on your licence for an untaxed vehicle.

Housing licensing is a TAX - that is why the penalties are usually £12,000-£25,000 for not having a valid licence.

Not only that the councils 'know' that anyone how doesn't licence their property is a criminal and will have other things wrong that they can further issue massive fines for. Expect at leat £50,000 in fines.

Its the same as if the cops stop you for no tax, then they check your tyres, lights etc. etc. they will always find "extras".

Final word. Individual landlords are not BIG enough to fight the state. Fail to pay your "TAX" and you put yourself on the wanted list and then need our services to help you sort to the ensuing mess.... Read More

Des Taylor & Phil Turtle, Landlord Licensing & Defence

18:42 PM, 22nd March 2021, About 4 months ago

Rent Repayment Order Magic Money Tree is pretty much dead!

Reply to the comment left by Giles Peaker at 11/08/2020 - 19:26
Good, then, that the Upper Tribunal threw out the appeal and confirmed the FTT decision that arrears should be accounted for first in judging the rent on which RRO should be awarded. https://nearlylegal.co.uk/2021/03/arrears-conduct-and-tribunal-discretion-on-rro-awards/... Read More