Councils using ‘Intelligence’ to track down low EPC properties and fine £5,00015:08 PM, 29th March 2021
About 2 weeks ago 36
I have been following with interest the issues that Mick Roberts is facing in Nottingham with this unfair scheme called selective licensing!
Walsall Council have recently ratified a scheme at cabinet level. This was called into scrutiny by other council members, who are opposed to it. I attended that meeting and again outlined how the scheme is flawed on lack of consultation with landlords. (no individual landlords have been contacted).
They say that they have consulted the NLA, RLA, Midland landlord accreditation scheme, neighbouring authorities, however, we are close to proving this to be false!
We have engaged with a local expert in this field, who has pulled the flawed process apart. A report by this person, which was commissioned by the Walsall Landlord Steering Group, was also presented to the council, (copy available), however, we have a feeling that everything that we have pointed out will be ignored and the scheme will be ratified at Cabinet, set for Monday 19/3/18.
We are now raising awareness among affected landlords with the intention of making a legal challenge.
Our letting agency L&A Lettings Limited has 49 affected properties.
Anyone out there that has previous experience? We feel that our case will be solid.
Please comment below if you are affected and can assist.
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