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  • Buy-to-Let

    Landlord facing £50K additional license costs

    In a word....No...……...They're exempt.


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    Social and council housing already seem to get a pass on many issues that private landlords have to address immediately.

    I know a young lady who lives near me in a council house, when the boiler broke down (during winter last year) the council took two weeks to get someone round to sort it out.

    ​Hardly seems fair, but I guess we can expect more and more of these types of things going forward.

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    They need money what better way to get

    Newcastle have a history of charging the highest fees in the country

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    Learn Change and Adapt ?????

    All comments are for casual information purposes only. If you wish to rely on any advice I have given please ensure you obtain independent specialist advice from a third party. No liability is accepted for comments made.

    I have carbon monoxide alarms that alerted at 2am on Easter Friday.  It turns out the leak was a housing association tenant downstairs. They didn’t supply her with an alarm. Her boiler (and ours!) were switched off. The housing association left this woman, disabled, 80+ years old without hot water or cooking facilities for 5 days. 
     I had my boiler reconnected the next day. I think it’s madness that we literally saved this woman’s life. In another 3 or 4 hours the carbon monoxide fumes would have killed her. When I called the housing association on her behalf they just kept saying that they dont have Gas Safe Engineers on emergency call out. And it had to wait till Tuesday, at the earliest. No apology or concern for her welfare. And no thank you to me either.
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    I have a home owner above one of my flats and the boiler has been fitted via an old window

    I have never seen a boiler fitted in this way I asked my engineer for his view and he said its wrong and woud not conform the regs

    I contacted the council who sent an environmental health officer

    she said it was fine and not a problem

    I asked her to confirm what she thought and I have a copy of her email on file

    home owners i find just dont have checks done one law for us one law for them but we all use the same gas


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    Learn Change and Adapt ?????

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    No

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    Learn Change and Adapt ?????

    All comments are for casual information purposes only. If you wish to rely on any advice I have given please ensure you obtain independent specialist advice from a third party. No liability is accepted for comments made.

    There’s a mixed block built near me, 140 flats, in which some are sold off on leases, these if rented out are subject to selective licensing and all its conditions , the rest of the flats in the block run by the housing association are exempt from all of them.
    So an antisocial tenant could make the private landlord criminally liable but if they were a social sector tenant no such liability arises.
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    So who polices the Social/Council houses

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    themselves is the answer

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    Learn Change and Adapt ?????

    All comments are for casual information purposes only. If you wish to rely on any advice I have given please ensure you obtain independent specialist advice from a third party. No liability is accepted for comments made.