Nottingham Selective Licencing consultation bias against landlordsMake Text Bigger
The consultation closes this Friday so any landlord who have not responded to the survey should do so and also email the councillor responsible (as I for one do not trust that the survey outcome will actually be made public).
The city council have said they had 4500 complaints regarding the 43,000 PRS properties in the city over a 4 year period and this is the justification for imposing this £600 per property fee on all of them which equates to £25 million extra income to the council.
They have not broken down the 4500 complaints so we do not know if they are minor or serious health and safety issues, but I can guess! They have also failed to mention that their own 27,000 council houses (Nottingham City Homes) had 9612 complaints for the same 4 year period. I make that 3-4 times more complaints on a pro rata basis than for PRS properties in the city.
It is also very clear from their website and emails from officers that they are heavily bias towards encouraging complaints against PRS landlords but have no page or system on their website to complain against social landlords
Do they really need 76 more officers to run a duplicating licensing scheme?
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