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.
BBC News on-line reported on Sunday 8 April 2018 that all estate agents will be required to hold a professional qualification under new government rules to crack down on 'rogue' operators.
Friday 6 April 2018: 'rogue' landlords who rent out sub-standard properties face being forced out of the sector as new banning orders are brought in and a national database of offenders goes live today.
On Tuesday 6 March 2018, the Planning Officers Society News carried a first response to the Government's plans published in its Draft Revised National Planning Policy Framework which is open for comment until 11.45 on Thursday 10 May 2018
In March 2018 ADKAM CIC (Community Interest Company) was fined £1000 with costs of £836 and a £100 victim surcharge by Nottingham Magistrates Court for failure to comply with the Management of Houses in Multiple Occupation (England) Regulations.
A press release from Nottingham City Council (Tuesday 13 February 2018) has confirmed that Government has given approval for the city to go ahead with a new private rented sector housing licensing scheme which will give tenants in the private rented sector better quality accommodation and greater protection from rogue landlords.
David Pittam (Nottingham Post Friday 9 February 2018) reported that students from Nottingham University's Veterinary School have received a £5000 grant to help with their project to provide health checks, vaccinations and treatment to the pets of homeless people in Nottingham.
In the summer of 2017, Nottingham City Council applied to Government for permission to continue operating controls over letting boards in designated parts of the city. This permission has now been given and will be in place for the next five years, so preventing a return to 'Nottingham's Forest of Letting Boards'
When Nottingham City Council rejected an application to build student accommodation on the former Red Cross site, the developer appealed to the Planning Inspectorate. The Inspectorate has rejected the appeal.
Hannah Mitchell, writing in the Nottingham Post (Friday 3 November 2017) reported the Arboretum Residents and Tenants' Association has complained about house parties and their effect on the lives of local families.