Council enforcement is on the rise and is continuing to receive a lot of attention in the media. For example, BBC recently published a story around Leicester’s new selective licensing scheme that has been introduced to protect vulnerable people and improve standards of housing.
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The landlord failed to complete fire safety and gas and electrics works ordered on the Salford property in 2016. The council said fire doors were not maintained, a fire alarm was faulty and escape routes were blocked by a fridge. The landlord had been banned from renting out the house until it was safe but every flat had been let anyways.
The three-storey building on George Street South, Salford had been converted into self-contained apartments, including one without a bathroom, the council said. A visit by a Salford City Council housing standards in May 2016 had revealed inadequate fire safety and the gas and electricity meters had been bypassed. Both meters were removed leaving the building without power and hot water.
Belvoir Nottingham Central is ordered to pay more than £1.7k after breaching HMO licensing rules. The failure to secure a licence for an HMO in Nottingham, led to the higher penalty being imposed on Belvoir by Nottingham City Council.
However, the tribunal found there were some mitigating circumstances in the case, which helped to explain why Belvoir didn’t get the licence. Nonetheless, the Belvoir branch was fined for failures in management of an HMO, despite appealing the decision. The Property Tribunal reduced the original fine by more than £2,000, but still ordered Belvoir Nottingham Central to pay £1,788 in fines.
Two landlords have been fined £3,000 and ordered to pay more than £6,000 in costs for failing to provide documents to a local council. The property managers were both convicted of failing to comply with a Request for Information Notice under the Housing Act 2004.
The notice required them to provide documents to South Tyneside council which was investigating an HMO operating illegally in South Shields. One manager was fined £1,000 and ordered to pay £1,000 in costs and a £100 surcharge. The other was fined £2,000 and ordered to pay £4,918 costs and a £200 surcharge.
At Kamma, we understand that property licensing is complex, inconsistent, and ever changing. We analyse and sort data to help letting agents, landlords and surveyors understand the impact of property licensing and planning permission on their properties and assets, leveraging technology and data to help you stay on top of new schemes and avoid hefty […]Read more
Navigating the ever-evolving landscape of selective licensing schemes across the UK can be a daunting task for letting agents and landlords. With new regulations popping up in various locations, staying compliant requires constant vigilance. Earlier this month we reported that 2024 is on track to beat 2023’s record of 32 new schemes launched. Not only […]Read more
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