News from Nottingham and the surrounding area.
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.
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.
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.
The Nottingham Post's (Saturday 7 March 2015) front page and inside features a report on the results of a Nottingham City Council study into the student flats' market which has resulted in the Council concluding that there is room for further development of so-called 'student purpose build' accommodation.
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.