News from Nottingham and the surrounding area.
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.
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.