The truth about Nottingham Council putting private tenant’s rents up

by Mick Roberts

9:44 AM, 3rd April 2018
About 3 years ago

The truth about Nottingham Council putting private tenant’s rents up

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The truth about Nottingham Council putting private tenant’s rents up

The New tenant Tax Nottingham Council expects private tenants to pay-Selective Licensing

The truth about Nottingham Council putting private tenants rents up

  • Licensing cost £780 PER HOUSE
  • Accreditation cost roughly £100 per house
  • Electrical certificate £140 EACH HOUSE + average works per house £97 as stated by Government
  • Floorplans each house £30
  • Inventory each house £45
  • Average works per house to bring to Newbuilds regs: £1000

Total cost £2192 per private tenant-And council houses don’t have to do it-Why not? Who’s paying for this? ‘Cause I’ve been renting houses for 20years & when costs go up, the rent has to, to cover it

Payable UP-FRONT-Not weekly like the council will have you believe

Insisting on all tenants having a reference before giving them a house, effectively meaning a lot of Housing benefit tenants can no longer have a house-Where they gonna’ live?

Landlord has to criminal check himself

Landlord has to prove he has Right to live in UK

You rattle on about this £2pw. Your phone contract-Is it £20pm or do they ask for £1200 IN ONE GO AT THE BEGINNING?

Your phone company doesn’t say £20pm, then as they about to ship the phone out, they say Oh we want £1200 now from DAY ONE, UP FRONT!!!!

Please forward share video & text to all Private tenants & Landlords


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NW Landlord

19:54 PM, 3rd April 2018
About 3 years ago

Larry are you now licensed in Liverpool I ended up having to get them 250 per property with RLA discount so not to bad still extortion in my view

Chris @ Possession Friend

19:54 PM, 3rd April 2018
About 3 years ago

Mark,
How many members are there in the Landlord Action group, and could there be 15 in the Nottingham area ?, - or, put another way,
would that be an incentive for the remaining required numbers to join ? - if you know what I mean.

Michael Barnes

20:15 PM, 3rd April 2018
About 3 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Annie Landlord at 03/04/2018 - 14:56
£97 is an average.
some will cost nothing; some will cost several hundred.

Mandy Thomson

7:39 AM, 4th April 2018
About 3 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Chris Daniel at 03/04/2018 - 10:33
Brown v Hyndburn in the court of appeal has found that local authorities may NOT impose selective licensing conditions beyond what is legally required at a national level, so for example, they can demand a gas safety certificate, but NOT an electric safety certificate (as English housing legislation currently stands) .

Mick Roberts

14:31 PM, 4th April 2018
About 3 years ago

Yes, from all this ranting, we may have got some things dropped.
Plus with courts rulings by the other councils.

Us Landlords would not moan so much if the cost wasn't so bad ie. neighbouring Ashfield approx 10miles away are I think £350 for their Licensing scheme.
And the conditions are the most stringent conditions you would impose on new posh letting agent tenants, but they are saying we must abide by these conditions on our existing Housing Benefit tenants that have already lived there years.

Monty Bodkin

17:29 PM, 4th April 2018
About 3 years ago

According to Nottingham councillor Urquhart landlords won't need to put rents up! (one minute in)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ycgoY9WER0

2 Grand over 5 years? that's only a £ a day extra my tenants will be paying for this pointless bureaucracy- bargain!

Abdul Khan

17:44 PM, 4th April 2018
About 3 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Larry Sweeney at 03/04/2018 - 19:27
I'd be interested my friend. How can we overturn this?

Grumpy Doug

23:27 PM, 4th April 2018
About 3 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Monty Bodkin at 04/04/2018 - 17:29
At just after 2 mins into the video she talks about the fees covering enforcement. Unless things have changed, licensing fees may not be used for enforcement - they should be challenged on this

Luke P

0:32 AM, 5th April 2018
About 3 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Grumpy Doug at 04/04/2018 - 23:27
I was under the same impression, but have just read the following and now can’t make head nor tail of it. Thoughts?

https://www.rla.org.uk/landlord/guides/setting-fees-on-hmo-and-licensing.shtml

Mick Roberts

7:01 AM, 5th April 2018
About 3 years ago

When they say Landlords should absorb the costs.
And when they say Landlords shun't have ote to worry about it if house up to standard.

I went to Morrison's yesterday to buy some satsumas. They'd gone up from £1.50 to £1.80.
I went and got the manager and asked why.
He said cause our costs have gone up. They now cost us more, so we have to pass the cost on to u.

The further cost is the £780 to my properties when there is nothing wrong with them, so I am being charged £780 for NOTHING!
And also New Build standard fuseboards, which as we know to rent New Build house normally costs more money as the house costs more.
So they want us to pay to bring our houses up to New Build standards, but the rent remains at the same Housing Benefit rents?
Why don't all HB tenants rent New Build? Cause New Build costs more.

How many council houses have wired smoke alarms? So why have we got to have them then?
All costs more and nothing to do with the house being below standard. They are only not up to New Build standard-As are 90% of houses.

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