by Mick Roberts
11:48 AM, 17th June 2019, About 4 years ago 4
Letter I sent back responding to Nottingham council Selective Licencing demands:
I’m still getting these and I don’t know if they automated or not. As it’s a Sunday, so is someone doing some overtime pushing them out manually? I was waiting for the agreed invoice, and also the appeal questions as I’d worded them.
Please tell whoever sent me this that these words aren’t nice! Nottingham has a big problem housing people at the moment, which Licensing aren’t seeing as you’re at the opposite end of the spectrum and these words do nothing to make Landlords think they want to work with Nottingham Council. Especially when a Landlord has done nothing wrong.
“If the licence is refused you will not receive a refund, you will have to reapply for the licence and you will have to pay first part of the application again.”
“If the Council does refuse your application you will receive details of the reason why it has taken this course of action.”
I know of no other organisation on the planet that sends words out like this, making/forcing/insisting the person pays the WHOLE LOT again! When he has done nothing wrong.
I get this applied to me and the tenant of that particular house will be paying this increased cost. They know this. I wish to sell a lot of ’em, but can’t because it’s tenants home, &and tenant has to pay for all outgoings.
What organisation would act like this? £360 for nothing? And do the whole lot again, when the authority has all the info? All this is doing is making more Landlords sell and the end loser is the tenant. The good tenant in the good house with the good Landlord. Yet this scheme was supposed to help tenants, but has done nothing but make lives much worse for the majority of Nottingham tenants who already had good houses.
Some of you officers need to be raising your voice and saying when you think something is wrong. As at the moment, you are getting the flak for this, yet it’s not your fault. Someone else with no compassion for either tenants or good landlords is sending out ridiculous hatred stuff like this.
I know a few other Landlords who have also had wrong admin by the council and only get it corrected when they have to contact Linda.
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