Weston Super Mare

Weston Super Mare

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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NLCE Accreditation

More landlords complete new accreditation scheme in North Somerset

23 January, 20170 Comments
More landlords have completed a vigorous training and accreditation scheme in Weston-super-Mare, which they believe will protect good tenants and enable North Somerset Council to effectively target ‘rogue’ landlords in the district. Since the first National Landlords Code of Excellence (NLCE UK) training day took place in November 2016 many more local landlords and letting agents have joined the
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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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Landlords rally against licence

07 July, 20160 Comments
Somerset Property Network in today’s Weston, Worle and Somerset Mercury: Landlords rally against licence [PAGE 6] Becky Parker beckyparker@archant.co.uk Landlords in Weston say the council’s new licence scheme – aimed at tackling rogue landlords – is short-sighted and a ‘money-making exercise’. But North Somerset Council deputy leader Elfan Ap Rees says it is necessary to
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Somerset Property Network gathers speed; 50+ members in just 1 week!

06 July, 20161 Comments
We are very pleased to announce that the Somerset Property Network is gathering speed; in just 1 week we have united 52 members already! Started up last Tuesday, it is a group for competent landlords across Somerset who are concerned about the forthcoming North Somerset selective licensing scheme. As one loud voice and not lots of little voices, Somerset
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Introducing Somerset Property Network – Get your voice heard

28 June, 20163 Comments
As Somerset landlords, we are extremely concerned about the forthcoming idea from North Somerset Council to blanket Weston super Mare with a selective licensing of each of our properties at the cost of an astonishing £350 a time. We are sure you agree that we do not need the Council to tell us how to
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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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