14:22 PM, 4th July 2019, About 3 years ago 19
The Alliance promised to publish a list of rogue/non-compliant local authorities who have introduced selective licensing schemes. Our list is not exhaustive. We have spent a lot of time studying these schemes and we will in due course update and add to this list.
For now therefore because of time constraints we will only list 12 councils. Any landlords who have properties in these boroughs and are concerned, please email us with your alliance membership details and we will outline the nature of the non compliance by these useless bodies.
We are not paid by the taxpayer to educate these clowns with respect to their schemes so we will not be educating them or pointing out the exact nature of the flaws in their schemes, on this forum.
Landlords can join the alliance here >> https://landlordsalliance.co.uk/
Now to our dirty dozen:
If landlords are looking for reasons to join us there are 12 above. Perhaps the worst part of this is some of the above authorities have co-regulation schemes with another landlord body. How on earth can any landlord body get in to bed with Sheffield council?
To explain the extent of the farce that is Sheffield they specify that landlords/managers must not live more than 2 hours away. Sheffield landlords, there is your get out clause. Do they mean 2 hours on foot, or by car or by helicopter.
What on earth is a landlord association doing associating itself with this tosh?
No other landlord organisation has ever fought as the Alliance has done and is doing to protect landlords from these bodies abusing their powers.
Our housing policy published a few days ago, click here, called for central control of regulations pertaining to the PRS. The mess that is selective licensing proves beyond any doubt that local authorities are completely incapable of devising schemes which do not breach some piece of legislation yet threaten landlords with criminal sanctions for failure to sign up to their rubbish.
As stated above, we are examining several other schemes and will in due course list them.
A final note. We had intended listing Sefton Council but following our meeting with them, they have amended their application process and are further working on data protection issues pointed out to them by the Alliance. For those reasons we are happy to allow Sefton the time they need to rectify said issues and commend Sefton for listening and working to get a water tight scheme meeting all regulatory conditions.