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NOTTINGHAM ACTION GROUP ON HOUSES IN MULTIPLE OCCUPATION
WHO ♦ WHAT ♦ WHY ♦ HOW?
[Arthur O’Shaughnessy, Poems of Arthur O’Shaughnessy]
We are residents living in neighbourhoods from across a large part of the City of Nottingham (Sherwood, The Arboretum, Hyson Green, Radford, The Park, Lenton, Dunkirk, The Meadows, Wollaton Park, Wollaton, Lenton Abbey), and also in Beeston and West Bridgford.
Although our neighbourhoods are as different from one another as we are, what they have in common are the problems caused by increasing concentrations of so-called 'Houses in Multiple Occupation' (HMOs) - shared houses with absentee landlords and short-term, highly transient tenants.
What we have in common is the feeling that as individual residents we run the risk of having little or no say in what primarily local and national government, our higher education establishments, developers, investors, and others are planning and doing, even though their decisions directly affect us and the future of the neighbourhoods in which we live. As individuals we feel we have little or no voice. However, we believe that coming together as a group gives us a voice.
In February 2004, we did get together and formed the Nottingham Action Group on HMOs – the NAG – not a nice name, but appropriate. What has been happening to our neighbourhoods is not nice for those who live in them, or for their futures, and we are ready to nag and keep on nagging to get things done.
Whilst we cannot change what has happened, perhaps we too can become not just the 'dreamers of dreams' but also the 'movers and shakers', and, by influencing what may be going to happen, so help shape the future of our neighbourhoods.
For the NAG that future needs to be neighbourhoods that are resilient, balanced and sustainable, and where people feel happy to put down roots and contribute to the future of the City of Nottingham as a whole. In other words:
‘... places where people want to live and work and learn, now and in the future. ...'
WHAT IS A HOUSE IN MULTIPLE OCCUPATION (HMO)?
An HMO is often also known as a 'shared house'. Put as simply as possible, an HMO is a building, or part of a building, occupied as a main residence by more than one household where a 'household' can be one person or several people provided that they are related to one another. So, for example, a home is probably an HMO if
•three or more unrelated people live there as at least two separate households, and
•the people living there share the same amenities such as a kitchen and/or bathroom.
For more information about HMOs and about legislation relating to HMOs, we suggest you take a look at these websites:
Also, Nottingham City Council publish a regularly up-dated Register of Licensed HMOs, which can be downloaded by following the links in:
If you want advice or help relating to the condition and management of your privately rented property
Telephone: 0115 915-2020 (Option 4)
Write to: Environmental Health, Community Protection, Nottingham City Council, Loxley House,
Station Street, Nottingham NG2 3NG
FOR YOUR DIARY
NAG MEETINGS & EVENTS
NATIONAL, NOTTINGHAM & NEIGHBOURHOOD: MEETINGS, EXHIBITIONS, CONSULTATIONS & EVENTS
CONSULTATION ON PROPOSALS FOR ADDITIONAL LICENSING OF HMOs
Tuesday 1 May 2018 to Tuesday 10 July 2018
The current five-year additional licensing scheme for HMOs will come to an end shortly. Nottingham City Council is looking to introduce a new scheme, and is carrying out an on-line consultation (www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/additionalhmo) on its proposals. The consultation with end on Tuesday 10 July 2018.
All residents, tenants, landlords and letting agents are encouraged to submit their views.
For a summary and links, you can also visit the page on the NAG website:
NEIGHBOURHOOD: PARLIAMENTARY CONSTITUENCY ADVICE,
WARD MEETINGS, WARD WALKS & WARD EVENTS
Dunkirk & Lenton Ward (D&L): Ward Walk: Wednesday 11 July 2018, 9.30 am Lenton New Build and Drives, meet at the Lenton Centre, Willoughby Street. Ward Councillors' Surgeries: Lenton Centre, 6.30 pm second Tuesday of every month; Dunkirk Community Centre, 7.00 pm, fourth Friday of every month.
Wollaton East & Lenton Abbey Ward (WELA): Ward Walk Monday 16 July 2018, 5.30 pm to 6.30 pm, Scalford Drive, Dorket Drive, Charnock Avenue, Wollaton Park Estate, meet at the corner of Scalford Drive by Hawton Spinney.
WELA Councillors' Monthly Update: WELA_Councillors_Update_May_2018.pdf
NOTTINGHAM TRENT COMMUNITY STATISTICS & RESPONSE RATE
At the meeting facilitated by the NAG on 26 January 2018, Nottingham Trent University presented its community statistics and response rates for the period from September 2017 to 26 January 2018. The university will be providing up-dated community statistics and response rates for each term of the academic year, and in future these will be available for download here, starting with the one presented at the meeting.
You can view all planning applications by visiting the Planning Applications section of Nottingham City Council's website:
NOTTINGHAM CITY COUNCIL LOCAL PLAN
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS & DISCLAIMER
The Nottingham Action Group on HMOs wishes to thank: Nottingham City Council for funding support; everyone whose contributions (photographs, ideas, articles, work) form part of this website; and Magneto Technologies Ltd (http://magnetoweb.com) for the expertise which has enabled us to set up and maintain this website.
Last, but by no means least, we also thank our neighbours in the National HMO Lobby for their continuing help and support.
The views and opinions expressed in contributions to this website do not necessarily reflect those of the Nottingham Action Group on HMOs, its committee, or its wider membership.
Whilst endeavouring to ensure that reports are accurate, from time to time mistakes may occur. If you feel this is the case, please contact the Nottingham Action Group on HMOs. Information on how to do so is available on the 'Contact Us' page of this website.