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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 324


19:03 PM, 12th April 2021
About A day ago

Brentwood Council 'Gatekeeping' ordered onto the Naughty Step

Can this ombudsman's final decision be used as a precedent to councils by referring to this case?... Read More


19:35 PM, 29th March 2021
About 2 weeks ago

Selective Licensing fines for minor breaches?

Reply to the comment left by Luke P at 29/03/2021 - 19:31
Are you able to challenge the council. I thought, they were given the powers to be judge, jury and executioner and there is no way to appeal.

Am I right or wrong in what I have stated above?... Read More


12:48 PM, 1st March 2021
About a month ago

Is the Council being reasonable with enforcement notice?

I sent a detailed email to the enforcement officer by email yesterday, informing him that the blockage was cleared, and that the mould was cleaned from the walls along with, a signed document from the tenants stating all works were carried out in the flat where, it was also stated that the blockage and mould was all sorted, and both these had occurred for the first time and only in the last month or so.

I had also given reasons stating that the bed bugs had only arisen once again in the last month or so and was the tenant's responsibility.

Strangely enough, I got the following automatic reply:

Thank you for your email,

From 26th February 2021, I will no longer be working for the London Borough of xxxxx. If your enquiry is urgent, please call xxxxxxxx (direct dial with monitored answerphone) or email hsg-privatehousing@xxxxxx

Best wishes

Surely, the enforcement officer would have known that he was leaving when he sent the letter on 22nd February 2021.

I have decided not to do anything following my email to the officer. Any advise as to what I should do if anything.... Read More


9:07 AM, 25th February 2021
About 2 months ago

Is the Council being reasonable with enforcement notice?

I just wanted your thoughts on the two clauses. My tenancy agreement was looked at and amended by a legal adviser late last year due to many changes in legislation in recent years.

Anyway, if you are not able to comment on the two clauses that is fine but, since you stated that the tenancy agreement had unfair terms by seeing only those two terms, I will assume, that you believe that the two terms are unfair terms.... Read More


8:47 AM, 25th February 2021
About 2 months ago

Is the Council being reasonable with enforcement notice?

Reply to the comment left by Chris @ Possession Friend at 24/02/2021 - 23:33
Are you saying the two clauses are unfair terms? At the time, which was a few years ago, when they were included, they were looked at by a legal adviser and also researched.... Read More