Mick Roberts makes front page of Nottingham Post on Selective Licensing

by Property 118

4 months ago

Mick Roberts makes front page of Nottingham Post on Selective Licensing

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Mick Roberts makes front page of Nottingham Post on Selective Licensing

Property118 member Mick Roberts has been fighting the introduction of punitive Selective Licensing rules introduced by Nottingham City Council.

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Mick has now made the front page of the Nottingham Post: Click Here

Private landlord for 20 years, Mick Roberts, 40, from Hucknall, said he will be forced to pay around £100,000 for the licence and the work needed to meet the council’s criteria.

He told the Post: “If that goes up the tenant’s rent will have to go up. We can’t swallow it.

“The council have gone over the top. And what is stopping them putting the price up again? It is ridiculous. I am thinking that I can’t work in this city anymore.”

Mick has called for any tenants that want to protest in Market Square to let him know and to also comment on the Nottingham Post article opposing the Licensing as the council will listen more to tenants concerns.

Also as a correction Mick is aged 35 not 40.



Comments

Paul Shears

4 months ago

"Mick has called for any tenants that want to protest in Market Square to let him know and to also comment on the Nottingham Post article opposing the Licensing as the council will listen more to tenants concerns."

It has been my own experience that only high quality tenants can see beyond their immediate needs to the slightly bigger picture and, as a result, back the landlord in the public arena. It is the tenants that will be least able to adapt to the consequences of this nonsense, that will sit back and do nothing. For these people, life is not a series of opportunities to be optimised. Rather it is something that is done to them.

Mark Alexander

4 months ago

Reply to the comment left by Paul Shears at 15/03/2018 - 15:09
I HOPE you are wrong, time will tell.

Michael Barnes

4 months ago

There is a comment on the Nottingham Post article that seems to explain the real reason for the licensing: to raise the money required to enforce existing legislation because they do not have it.

DarrenG wrote:
As an Environmental Health Officer I'm employed to enforce The Housing Act 2004 (not in Nottingham) and I can tell you for definite that without the resources that this scheme will bring the Housing Authority they could not begin to enforce the legislation widely enough to do more than scratch the surface.

Luke P

4 months ago

Reply to the comment left by Michael Barnes at 15/03/2018 - 20:22
The money raised cannot be used for enforcement…only the admin of the scheme.

Michael Barnes

4 months ago

Reply to the comment left by Luke P at 15/03/2018 - 21:30
It is my understanding that that means inspecting the properties for compliance.

Chris Daniel

2 months ago

Reply to the comment left by Michael Barnes at 15/03/2018 - 20:22
Housing & Planning Act, Civil Penalties allows for enforcement against those who deserve it ( rather than the majority of compliant landlords ) provides funding.
Doesn't Darren G know this ?

Mick Roberts

3 weeks ago

Can you Landlords please sign this & forward to all your contacts.
A small hope, we have to try anything & everything.

I'm sure we not get 10k signatures, but the more Licensing & Govt start to see these things, who knows.

“Petition calling for a review of Nottingham City Councils Selective Licensing."
https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/223039


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