Nottingham CC stitch up – Artificially inflated distortion of the true facts!

Nottingham CC stitch up – Artificially inflated distortion of the true facts!

10:57 AM, 28th March 2017, About 7 years ago 15

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Nottingham City Council are claiming that between 2013 to 2016 to have received 4500 complaints against the PRS in support of their plans for a city wide licensing scheme.

In response to a Freedom of information request that I made the Council have admitted to spending £9,664 between 2014 and 2016 on advertising, specifically to encourage complaints against what the Council referred to as “Rogue Landlords”.

The Council confirmed that during their campaign the number of complaints received increased by 25%. No information was given with regards to the nature of the complaints.

How does the Council, or anyone else for that matter know (particularly with the complete absence of any data or records) that had it not been for their advertising campaign that the amount of complaints made could possibly have dropped by an amount in excess of the 25% increase.

Any assumption that the advertising campaign was responsible for 25% extra complaints would be totally wrong, as there is no way of knowing. Those who believe in the power of advertising may suggest a higher percentage, in which case the amount of complaints received, had it not been for the advertising, would have decreased.

The only thing that we can be sure of is that it is totally wrong for any organisation, Public body or otherwise to actively mount an advertising campaign in order to solicit and gain an artificially inflated distortion of the true facts in support of their objectives


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Mick Roberts

18:01 PM, 28th March 2017, About 7 years ago

Brilliant Gary.

Yes two rent increases there.

We should meet up, din't realise u was Nottingham.
There again me & Peter keep saying we should go out for meal & we've only done it once in year.

Gary Dully

6:31 AM, 30th March 2017, About 7 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Mick Roberts" at "28/03/2017 - 18:01":

You didn't pay for your drink then, by the sound of it,

He posted about another Nottingham Landlord not paying his share for the extra kebab, now we know who it was! (Lol)

Mick Roberts

7:25 AM, 30th March 2017, About 7 years ago

Ha ha yes that was me.

I'm having mates ringing me up yesterday 'Mick, what's this extra tax for not allowing us to take our mortgage off?'

He already working, 11 houses too. Prime candidate for going into40% Tax bracket. Amazing how many Landlords are gonna' be shocked by these changes forthcoming.
This Licensing gonna' be shock to 90% of Landords too, & then ultimately tenants, 'cause I've heard Landlord has to do garden every week or two. Who's paying for that?

Who's paying for the thumbturns? That the tenants don't want 'cause the kids than can let theirselves out onto the road?

Gary Dully

2:26 AM, 31st March 2017, About 7 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Mick Roberts" at "30/03/2017 - 07:25":

Next time you speak to a fellow landlord ask them to have a look at this section 24 estimator and look at the graphs with a stress test of 5% interest rates.

It's my website, don't ring or register for anything- but they will require new underpants - then refer them to Mark for tax planning.

Mick Roberts

7:20 AM, 31st March 2017, About 7 years ago

Thanks Gary,

Yes I gave me mate this one the other day:

I'll save yours too to show people. That's brilliant & some work done there by yourself. To show how much rent each house should need to go up by to just cover the tax.

Yes I have mentioned the alternative planning structures to some of them, but big step & big cost. I think some will leave till 2021 & thing S__t, I've got to do something. That's if by then the Govt hasn't closed anything we can do.

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