Selective Licensing Consultations

by Mark Alexander

11:33 AM, 23rd November 2014
About 6 years ago

Selective Licensing Consultations

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Selective Licensing Consultations
Selective Licensing Consultations

Landlord Opposition Groups MUST must work together!

Each time a new selective licensing consultation period begins in another local authority area we receive another post from another disgruntled landlord.

From now on, proposed articles regarding all new Selective Licensing Consultations will be directed to this discussion thread.

It appears that landlords seem to bury their heads in the sand and don’t tackle this problem, which is spreading like a virus across the UK, until such time as it affects them personally.

Groups are then formed in isolation of the the bigger picture. The same things are discussed but there is little if any joined up thinking or collaboration with similar groups.

The time has come to pool information on one single thread.

Take a lead from those landlord groups who have successfully defended against selective licensing. It is far better to learn from other peoples successes!

Learn from the successes of Milton Keynes – see the following linked threads:-

Milton Keynes abandon Selective Licensing

Milton Keynes Landlords Claim Second Victory Over Licensing 

To understand what is being discussed in other areas see these threads:-

Enforcement not legislation – PRS Hit Squads |

Additional Licensing Judicial Review |

Landlord Licensing Schemes – Raising Standards or Raising Funds?

Selective Licensing – Liverpool landlord needs help |

Newham Council new Landlord Licensing – advice needed 

Licensing Consultation in Southwark |

Croydon yet another area to introduce Selective Licensing

HMO Licensing Fees – Oxford

Enfield – Licensing meeting |

Ipswich Council refunding landlord licensing fees after Court of Appeal ruling

Oldham – Selective Licensing?

Landlords launch legal challenges over HMO licensing

Alternative to licensing/accreditation? Bad landlords, look away now 

Councils lose Court cases over HMO licence fees

HMO licence fees up 650 percent

HMO Landlords Celebrate Victory Over Reduced Licencing Fees

Newham are not granting any further change of use permissions 

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Neil Patterson

10:27 AM, 12th July 2015
About 6 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Mandy Thomson" at "12/07/2015 - 09:28":

Mandy this is yet another Tax on landlords, if such a scheme was to be implemented in my area it could be the straw that beaks the camels back for many landlords.

If we all help you to win your Judicial Review, then perhaps we can stop the spread.

I am very encouraged to read that you have an experienced legal team (including the barristers who won the challenge for Regas against the Enfield licensing scheme, Justin Bates and Jonathan Manning of Arden Chambers) engaged and aiming to have the issue judicially reviewed by hearing before a High Court Judge on a date to be fixed before the scheme goes live.

I wish you all the best with this and I am happy to help in any way that I can, including allowing you to post links on Property118 as appropriate and also to submit articles for our Newsletters.

I have signed your petition and I wish you group the very best of luck.

Mandy Thomson

11:06 AM, 12th July 2015
About 6 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Neil Patterson" at "12/07/2015 - 10:27":

On behalf of Croydon landlords, thanks so much for your support, Neil.

Pete Mark

18:12 PM, 1st March 2017
About 4 years ago

I notice this thread is old, but...
Consultation for selective licensing in Nottingham ends 31 March 2917.
Are there any people in Nottingham reading this and working together to oppose the scheme?
If so please get in touch by replying to this.

David Lovegrove

8:42 AM, 15th March 2017
About 4 years ago

Telford now proposing £600 per property licensing scheme for a 5 year licence.

Jerry Jones

8:45 AM, 15th March 2017
About 4 years ago

I've just paid my second £290 installment for one property in North Ormesby, the new selective licensing area of Middlesbrough and had my licence by email.

David Lovegrove

18:11 PM, 2nd May 2017
About 4 years ago

Here in Telford ,we are looking for landlords where ever they may be ,to sign our online petition .
If our council get there way we will be taking over the role of the police and rubbish collectors before long.
Not much will happen inside the homes though !
We are quite rural here but our authority seem to think we have the worst properties in the country reading their business case ,but it's the fly Tipping and ASB areas which were built in the seventies that have been selected .

Mick Roberts

10:59 AM, 4th July 2018
About 3 years ago

Can you Landlords please sign this & forward to all your contacts.
A small hope, we have to try anything & everything.
I'm sure we not get 10k signatures, but the more Licensing & Govt start to see these things, who knows.
“Petition calling for a review of Nottingham City Councils Selective Licensing."

David Lovegrove

15:43 PM, 15th March 2019
About 2 years ago

Given the level of selective licencing proposals should this thread be more active ?
When individuals are fighting such schemes moral support if nothing else is useful.

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