Even More Flaws In Liverpool Landlord Licensing ExposedMake Text Bigger
This article was released exclusively on Property118.com at 8pm on Thursday 26th May 2016, the same time as my presentation to landlords attending my Liverpool Landlords Emergency Meeting. Please feel free to share it on social media networks. Press and media may contact me email in the first instance firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you to Mark Alexander and Neil Patterson at Property118 for all their support in terms of helping me to promote this meeting and for giving me an audience to share my research.
The additional points being raised in relation to LCC Landlord Licensing are as follows:-
- LCC are no longer able to issue five year licenses as their scheme has only 3 years and 10 months to run. Nevertheless they are still charging for a 5 year licence.
- Condition 4 of the scheme rules relating to anti-social behaviour refer to a section 21 notice. Does this mean that landlords would be breaking the law if they entered into a corporate letting agreement where section 21 notice is not applicable?
- HMO applicants are informed on the LCC website of their right to appeal against a license or its conditions to the RPT (Residential Property tribunal). The selective License applicant is not informed of his right of appeal at all.
I will also be explaining how, on the back of a gigantic lie, LCC introduced selective licensing by insulting the people of Liverpool and downgrading the city by calling it an area of low demand and how and why Brandon Lewis Housing Minister changed the law after this to prevent any other authority abusing legislation as Liverpool have done.
Further flaws in LCC Landlord Licensing previously reported include …
A) Why the declarations on the LCC Landlord Licensing Application fall foul of the Data Protection Act. I will be issuing copies of the ICO letter to delegates and explaining why the application form does not meet any legal standards.
B) How the wording of the licence conditions could result in a landlord issuing a section 21 notice which would fail as a result of the deregulation act 2015
Where do we go from here?
There is little point listening to any guidance or utterances from LCC/RLA.
I suggest that Liverpool Landlords should request forthwith the return of all documentation signed either in hard copy or online to review what exactly they have signed, particularly in regards to the flawed Data Protection Issues and scheme rules I have highlighted above.
All applicants should, as is their right, and as advised by the NLA, request all new applications in paper format to be sent out and these new applications returned manually to ensure full and absolute compliance.
While LCC are dealing with this, all landlords should contact the Housing Minister to urgently intervene and halt this rogue authority.
We should also call for:-
- a statement from Cllr. Ann O Byrne who was instrumental in setting up this licensing scheme
- an independent investigation in to Liverpool landlord Licensing
- the resignation of Cllr. Ann O Byrne.
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