selective licensing

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Telford Selective Licensing Consultation begins tomorrow

12 June, 20170 Comments
Following a petition set up by local landlords in Telford, the council are moving forward with Selective Licensing consultations from tomorrow (13th June 2017). The meetings are as follows: – Tuesday 18 July 3-5pm Hadley Library – Wednesday 19 July 4-6pm Hub on the Hill/Sutton Hill Community Centre – Tuesday 25 July 4-6pm Park Lane
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Ill-thought-out legislation continues to criminalise the innocent

13 February, 20170 Comments
On a day where it’s been announced that the newly implemented Right to Rent legislation is not working, two landlords at opposite ends of the country have contacted the TR Group about the impact selective licensing is having on them. Selective licensing means that private landlords are required to obtain a licence allowing them to
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New accreditation changing the face of private housing

09 February, 20170 Comments
New Section 21 legislation designed to help protect private renters from rogue landlords isn’t working, claim MPs and housing lawyers. In 2015 the law in England changed to make “revenge evictions” illegal, which applies to rental agreements signed since 1st October 2015. Faulty electrics, damp and broken boilers that don’t get fixed are all officially
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20% of landlords failing to renew RGI policies in the last quarter

04 January, 20170 Comments
With people twice as likely to break up between Christmas and Valentine’s Day compared to any other time of year, where legal advisers and psychologists have dubbed January ‘Divorce Month’, we are worried to learn how many landlords are not renewing their rent guarantee insurance policies after the first year. Startling statistics released by our insurance partners RentSafeUK
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New training for landlords is rolled out

01 December, 20160 Comments
Weston’s landlords have joined forces to undergo a vigorous training and accreditation scheme, which they claim will protect tenants and enable North Somerset Council to effectively target ‘rogue’ landlords in the town centre. Dozens of the town’s landlords signed up to the Somerset Property Network’s National Landlords Code of Excellence at a meeting in October.
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Nottingham City proposes to dump yet another tax via licensing on good landlords and raise itself £16m

17 November, 20160 Comments
Nottingham City Council has announced their desire to introduce citywide selective licensing across the 20 wards of Nottingham. This will represent one of the largest schemes in the Country impacting at least 26,250 properties at £600.00 per property. The council will employ an additional 74 officers to handle on average 5,250 applications a year. Under
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Landlord opposed to selective licensing gains support for referendum

11 November, 20160 Comments
Over 4,000 residents in Burnley have signed a petition calling for a referendum to decide whether Burnley Borough Council should be led by an elected mayor. Prepared by disgruntled buy-to-let landlord Geoffrey Berg, from Prestwich in Bury, the petition came about after he become angered with Burnley Council’s extension of its Selective Landlord Licensing scheme over several more
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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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