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  • Property-a-holics

    Selective Licensing

    Would landlords consider supporting the campaign of Telford, Shropshire , PRS landlords to petition the local authority against the introduction of selective licencing.

    This could be done via the Wrekin Landlords Association web page.

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    Hi David,

    Welcome to the Tribe! Smile

    As you are on new and on probation, you cannot post links.  However, on this occasion, I will do it for you.

    Wrekin Landlords Association 

    ​Good luck with your campaign and please let us know how you get on. Smile

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    H*ll no!  What the country needs is comprehensive, compulsory, registration/licensing of all landlords & properties, with a "fit & proper person" test: Just like sensible countries already have.

    Best regards to all, including those who disagree with me.

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    Yeah, us Landlords need more regulation, - like we need a hole in the head !

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    I am not against a fit and proper person test , however we have landlords in the selected areas who have several properties and they need to pass  the test for each property and will be charged accordingly. Now surely you would agree this should be a 1 off affair !

    Whilst i also have property within the areas selected, i also have more outside than in.

    Is it fair for 20% of landlords in a borough to have to comply with conditions which far exceed legislation but 80% of landlords do not ?

    Example ,EPC rating to be  D or above, but E rating is not even law until 2018 for new tenancies and 2020 for existing tenancies.

    The authority is to collect £1.2m in revenue and undoubtedly there will be few prosecutions after the properties are checked with the exception of the few who failed to apply for a licence. The properties under question were mainly build in the seventies and the licence is meant to reduce fly tipping and crime more than anything else.

    The authority has decided that it might be a good idea to strike up a partnering arrangement with the police and ask landlords to sort out  ASB issues ,not really our job is it ?

    Please sign our petition.

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    One way or another BTL will be Licenced  for us all Its a Cash cow for local Govt


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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.


    In sensible countries like Scotland the registration cost is (per local authority) £55 plus £11 per property for 3 years(there are discounts)

    https://www.landlordregistrationscotland....nformation

    I'm genuinely happy to pay this as registration helps - a little, only a little - to fight the rogue landlord all decent landlords want weeded out, and tenants turn up somewhat more confident I'm the genuine landlord, their having looked me up 1st before we meet (all adverts must carry LL registration number).

    Come on Engerland, catch up!

    Best wishes to all, including those who disagree with me.

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    That is fair enough so long as it's not selective.

    The proposed fee here is £610 per property plus improvements beyond legislation.

    Down the road from me,  odd numbers are to be licensed but only a few of the even numbers!

    Hence why we are looking for support for our petition!

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    That rate seems reasonable - I mean the Scottish one.

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    Yep seems reasonable

    Now does the Scottish system check that All LL have correct insurances

    Check that LL have CTL

    Check that LL aren't breaching their mortgage conditions by letting to HB tenants etc

    Check that LL are using the correct mortgage product for their letting arrangements.

    I bet none of this info is asked for

    Not having the correct insurance invalidates any claim

    Unless CTL has been obtained you can't have LL insurance!

    So how do accidental LL get round that one!?


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    Yes Paul ,

    None of that is required down here.

    The council just want your money to fill there black hole.

    Any signatures on our local petition would be welcome !

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