News from Nottingham and the surrounding area.
In the January 2017 East Midlands Edition of the Private Sector Landlord, Giles Inman of EMPO writes that EMPO (East Midlands Property Owners) believes that professional landlords have a moral duty to play a more active role in dealing with anti-social behaviour at and around the curtilage of their properties, and that landlords have the ability to ensure that anti-social behaviour does to become a feature of their tenancies. He then gives guidance on tenancy agreements and other tools that can be used to forward this aim.
A Nottingham City Council press release reports that the Council is missing out on millions of pounds in Council Tax due to the Government not compensating enough for the high numbers of students in the city.
Nottingham Student Lettings Limited and its sole director, Robert Singh, were fined and given a suspended sentence at Nottingham Crown Court on Thursday 19 January after admitting breaching fire safety regulations relating to accommodation in Castle Gate.
The Chair of the Code Tribunal has suspended Shields Student Homes from membership of the Unipol Code pending a full Tribunal hearing which will take place soon. They are no longer an accredited supplier.
Consultation has begun on a new licensing scheme for landlords aimed at improving standards in the private rented housing sector. The consultation runs until 31 March 2017 and the Council is keen that as many people as possible have their say.