15:03 PM, 10th April 2018, About 5 years ago 16
The new landlord registration contravenes Human Rights Act and Part L of environmental pollution legislation.
The right not to be discriminated against and the right to self determination are being heavily compromised with the new registration scheme. Good landlords far outnumber bad ones, yet all have to pay in time, money, and deflection from life’s advancement and liberties with this new scheme. Landlords should fight back, there is considerable law on their side.
Because the councils do not have the resources to target bad landlords directly, they are using the available resources of good landlords to achieve their ends. This is wrong. Bad landlords should be pursued without cost to the good landlords. One should not be discriminated against because I am acting responsibly.
I would suggest landlords consider this and warn local councils of this view and the law, and that local councils should now be mindful of cases brought against them under Human Rights (of Landlords!) and the huge financial penalties to councils if they lose.
Also, to conduct a wild ‘catch-all’ chase of this nature costs unnecessary greenhouse gases, and the councils are therefore further guilty of environmental pollution through poor organisation – setting up huge edifices of bureaucracy that are unnecessary and wholly disproportionate.
This contravenes Part L of the need to act with environmental balance and minimising greenhouse gases.
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