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I think as LL would should be saying "give us national registration along the lines of Scotland" in exchange for scrapping all local selective licensing.
(not along the lines of rent smart wales, since whilst the fees are a lot lower than local English schemes, the requirements are actually more onerous than a lot of local selective schemes)
DISCLAIMER just my personal opinion - for legal advice consult a qualified professional grown-up.
Done but only 177 signatures so far so needs a lot more support
Signed .... This thread alone has been viewed over 200 times, so not all people signing it. I wonder what is stopping them and why they wouldn't sign it to help fellow landlords?
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I have one property in a selective licence area and in principle I don't have an issue with it to be honest
I do have an issue if the Council use it for a revenue stream and I think Councils will use it as a cash cow.
Learn Change and Adapt ?????
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Yes, but spare a thought for landlords who have hundreds of properties within a selective licensing area .... !
To be very honest Fairy Godmother I think it works
The Scheme I am involved with has worked in the area which was quite run down
But the Council said it was only there for Four Years but they decided to extend it for a further four years
all the Local home owners were in favour of the extension and I think the Council made the figs fit their purpose and that was unfair
It is better than nothing and raises standards but I have found the Council can be very slow finding Landlords in the area who just don't bother taking up a Licence
In my area there are indeed Landlords who have Tens of Property and it cost a lot of money each four years
My own view is the NLA RLA ect should bring in there own scheme before the Govt forces on the sector there Scheme
I cant think of any good reason why we should not all be licenced
If I take a Taxi I hope the driver is Licenced and fit for the Job
If I take a bus I would expect the same
CRB checks fit for purpose could help exposé the good from the Bad Landlords
I am totally happy with a Licence and a requirement of education that could go hand and hand with a Licence
we should be leading the way not following in this matter.
I prefer the council to use existing enforcement to raise standards than piling more costs onto landlords that provide decent accommodation.Some of the licensing schemes are farcical in their administration as well.I don't think it helps the PRS to keep trying to fix something which is not broken i.e. use existing enforcement to flush rogues out and get rid of them rather coming up with more red tape that the rogues will simply ignore anyway. Meanwhile, decent landlords are being deterred ... does not compute to me!
Its not perfect I agree But as I have said it works with the right council management
I have just been arranging a new Tenancy and as part of my vetting I always do a home visit to see how my New Tenant lives
The property was a shambles and would have never got a Licence
I asked the Tenant why she had not reported the condition to the Council and her answer was she was frightened to do so in case she was asked to leave
There are some very unsavoury Landlords some come from the Criminal World and rules mean nothing
If this property had been licenced by the council The Tenant would have benefited from a better home
That's where in my opinion a Licence works it protects Tenants.
Did you report the house to the Council?
I pay a licence fee for my HMO and have done since it was first introduced years ago. So why should others who rent not be licenced and pay a fee.