by Mick Roberts
11:41 AM, 18th December 2019, About 3 years ago 8
Nottingham homeless in the post again. Nottingham has the highest by A LONG WAY homeless in the region. Us Landlords all know this is because of the Labour Council Selective Licensing who blame it on Tory Govt Benefit Cuts Universal Credit UC. I’m biggest HB Landlord in Nottingham and yes UC is a problem, but it’s 10% the problem that www.selectivelicensingtruth.co.uk is.
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Tenants, if Licensing get to renew, you will be paying minimum £6pw more. That’s if there is any houses left. Rents are expensive as it is. I need you to send the post reporter or me why you can’t afford any more. The more you stay silent, the worse it will get. I can withheld your name if you wish. No one wants to hear it from Landlords, but if you bash the good Landlord, you bash the good tenant in the good home.
Please spread and share this to other tenants and landlords.
Nottingham’s Licensing is now working out at £51,000 an inspection. Obsessed with going after and fining Landlords with no Licence who’s tenants were perfectly happy, but now homeless. And Licensing are forgetting it was bought in to improve tenants houses. All we’ve seen in Nottingham is homeless shooting through the roof because Licensing want £890 to use DWP tenants rent increase money to pay for it, to go after a Landlord with no License. Bonkers.
A car MOT is £40. At no point is it ever £400 10 x the price. And then they say Ooh we’re not inspecting it, we just want your money, we don’t care if it’s dangerous and will kill you.
They gonna’ look back in a few years time and tell themselves:
Gees, can you remember in 2019/20 when we prosecuted 50 Landlords and got £300,000 in fines. Yet we din’t realise that we’d made 2000 vulnerable tenants homeless because we won’t listen to the good landlords. And it cost the other side of the council £20 million in homelessness.
My tenants have paid out an accumulative £40,000 and not had one inspection. Their houses have got worse because their money has gone on licensing staff 76 new jobs, and the repair refurbishment budget has gone to the council so they can pursue Non License payers. That’s not what tenants money should be used for.
In Scotland, the License fee is £65 principal fee, then £15 per property.
Please send em all.
The post reporter won’t use your name if u don’t want him to.
Councillor who responsible for Licensing fee increase firstname.lastname@example.org
Nottm Council Labour boss who supports Licensing email@example.com
Also email the post reporter, tell him Mick Roberts told u to email him. He wants to hear your stories on Licensing.