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.

Latest National News

Hackney: Striking a Balance Between a Night-Time Economy and Protecting Residents

Philip Glanville, Mayor of Hackney, in the Guardian Friday on 27 July 2018 defended Hackney Council's new licensing policy which aims to support the nightlife at the heart of the borough's vibrancy, whilst protecting residents from revellers vomiting and urinating in the borough's residential streets.

Huddersfield Property Manager Jailed After Children Die in Fire at Rented House

BBC News, Leeds & West Yorkshire reported (Wednesday 18 July 2018) that a Huddersfield Property Manager has been jailed after two children died in a fire in a house he managed in Huddersfield in February 2016

'Binmageddon' - Streets Turned into 'Dumping Grounds' When Students Depart

BBC News (Tuesday 10 July 2018) reported that residents in Birmingham, Coventry, Manchester and Leeds have complained about their streets being turned into a dumping ground by students and irresponsible landlords.

Latest Nottingham News

Nottingham Landlord Found Guilty and Fined £1,750

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.

Landlords Calling on Government to Review New Nottingham City Council Selective Licensing Scheme

Matt Jarman (Nottingham Post Friday 6 July 2018) reported that landlords are calling for the Government to step in and review Nottingham City Council's selective licensing scheme, which starts on 1 August 2018, and which is part of the Council's plans to drive out private rented sector 'rogue' landlords.

Consultation on Proposals for Additional Licensing for Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) 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 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.

Latest Neighbourhood News

Great Places Commission Visit to Lenton

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.

Landlord of Wollaton Hall Drive HMO Fined & Faces Jail After Court Hearing

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.

End of Academic Year: Thursday Evening, Derby Road Lenton

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.