North Somerset

North Somerset

Homelessness – A thing of the past?

13 September, 20170 Comments
*OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE* North Somerset Council are now working in collaboration with local landlords on a brand new solution “The Ark Passport Scheme” to help more benefit assisted and low income tenants secure private rented accommodation. A shortage of affordable housing and the introduction of Universal credit*, which restricts the payments of rents direct to landlords,
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More South West Landlords recognising the value of accreditation

21 February, 20170 Comments
Over the last 5 months 41 landlords have completed a vigorous training and accreditation scheme in North Somerset, which they believe will protect good tenants and enable their local authority to effectively target ‘rogue’ landlords across the district. Since the first National Landlords Code of Excellence (NLCE UK) training day took place in November 2016 over 50 local landlords
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Avon Fire and Rescue Service and North Somerset Council support new landlord group

09 November, 20160 Comments
Avon Fire and Rescue Service and North Somerset Council are supporting the first NLCE event by donating 10 year battery smoke detectors, which will be free for the first group of landlords who attend their 1st training event taking place this month. This follows the success of the Somerset Property Network this Summer, where a group of
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Somerset Landlord Licencing – Time for a Judicial Review …

15 July, 20160 Comments
Paul Routledge’s response to yesterdays North Somerset Licensing Update Public Notice: Good Morning Clare, I have been passed your email that you sent to Stacie Price regarding the update on the licensing scheme. I am slightly confused why Stacie (our office manager) received this and not I or my wife Sharon as we are the
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North Somerset Head of Housing says landlords may need to raise rents by 1%

14 July, 20164 Comments
Following this mornings BBC Bristol Radio interview, regarding the impending WSM landlord licence, the Head of Housing for North Somerset Council has said landlords ‘might need to put their rents up by 1%’ in order to cover the licence cost. This mornings BBC Bristol Radio Interview with Emma Britton: Landlords in the centre of Weston super mare
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Rogue landlords in North Somerset could face court

23 June, 20160 Comments
Rogue landlords in Weston-super-Mare could be prosecuted by the council in the authority’s latest attempt to tackle the town’s poor quality housing issue. A new council report says people living in the deprived town centre face a lifetime of bad health, poor housing, high crime and poverty. A third of the ward’s privately rented homes
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Landlord licensing hits North Somerset

15 January, 20160 Comments
North Somerset Council has started a consultation period for a proposed new licensing scheme. According to a local paper, people living in ‘damp, cold and poorly maintained’ property in North Somerset will soon see their living conditions improve if a licensing scheme is approved which will place ‘strict new conditions’ on private landlords. The changes
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North Somerset Survey of private landlords, tenants and letting agents

12 April, 20140 Comments
Many thanks to a long-standing LRS Member for sending over a link to this survey. North Somerset Council want to hear the truth straight from private renting landlords, tenants and letting agents in the area. Will you be pulling out of the Housing Benefit market? How are additional licensing schemes affecting landlords and tenants in
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