NOTTINGHAM ACTION GROUP NEWS
Welcome to the NAG's 'News Desk'. Here you will find:
NATIONAL ... news on a range of topics from around the country (and sometimes from overseas) such as planning, housing and communities, most of which have bearing on HMOs and the issues affecting our neighbourhoods.
NOTTINGHAM ... news, again on a similar range of topics, most often relating to HMOs, but this time from the City of Nottingham and its neighbouring boroughs.
NEIGHBOURHOOD ... news, which is very much about what is happening locally in the streets and neighbourhoods where NAG members live.
On Tuesday 23 October 2018 theGuardian and ITV News reported that convinced landlords who have been ruled unfit to rent out their properties are exploiting loopholes in the law intended to protect vulnerable tenants.
BBC News reported on Friday 19 October 2018 that a crackdown on letting signs in areas of Bangor had been agreed by Gwynedd Council and estate agents following complaints about streets permanently full of 'To Let' boards.
BBC News on line has reported (Thursday 18 October 2018) that Bristol University students who keep their neighbours away with noise now face a £100 fine.
On 18 September 2018 Nottingham City Council's Executive Board approved a new Additional Licensing Scheme for HMOs to run until December 2023
On Friday 17 August 2018, Kit Sandeman, Local Democracy Reporter for the Nottingham Post, posted an article in which a Nottingham City Council environmental health expert described the horrific conditions he has seen people renting in Nottingham live in, and explained that, as part of selective licensing, he and his team would 'ruthlessly hunt' bad landlords.
On Friday 27 July 2018, Nottingham Magistrates' Court found Shafaqat Ali Sadiq, of Vicarage Avenue, Derby, a Sneinton landlord, guilty of aggressive practices, failing to protect a tenancy deposit, and operating a House in Multiple Occupation without a licence.
As part of its fact finding, the Great Places Commission's visit to the East Midlands included Lenton Green, the Nottingham City Homes redevelopment of the Lenton high rise flats site.
Writing in the Nottingham Post (Friday 6 July 2018) Rod Malcolm reported that Rehaan Rashid of Kilburn Close, Beeston, who threatened to wreck the future careers of student tenants who raised concerns about their accommodation, must pay almost £35,000 and could face jail after he pleaded guilty to harassment and breaches of the Housing Act.
David Pittam (Nottingham Post 15 June 2018) reported on: A 'shocking' picture has revealed the huge amount of alcohol confiscated from students on their way to the last big blow out of term. And the action being taken by Nottingham City Council's Community Protection officers to combat anti-social behaviour and mitigate against the problems experienced by residents.