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Recent introductions and extensions of charges on landlords by local authorities suggest to me that landlords (and indeed any business in an area) should have a right to vote in local authority elections in areas where they own property.
Time to start a campaign?
Determined to not fund local authorities adequately, central government has given more freedom to local authorities to raise income. E.g.s include:
- Imposition of landlord licensing fees
- Differences in council tax free periods for empty properties.
- The previously standard statutory 6 months has been removed; e.g. now two adjoining authorities of different political colours allow only 28 days and 2 months.
- Councils are being allowed to use landlords as a fundraiser.
Extending the local authority franchise to give landlords and business owners the right to vote is not only logical, but also equitable and fair.
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