News from Nottingham and the surrounding area.
Matt Jarram, Senior Digital Reporter and Crime Correspondent of the Nottingham Post, reported on Monday 11 January 2021 the reaction of landlords to the Council's proposals to increase the (controversial) licence fee for HMOs from April 2021, with landlords set to pass on the cost of the licensing scheme to tenants.
Landlords Concerned About Impact of Lockdown on Their Mortgage Repayments for HMOs Rented to Students
On Sunday 10 January 2021, Nottingham Post's Senior Digital Reporter and Crime Correspondent, Matt Jarram, highlighted landlords' fears that students, having been told not to return to campus during lockdown, will withhold rents and, as a consequence, landlords will not be able to pay mortgages on the properties they own.
On Sunday 6 December 2020 the Nottingham Post's Senior Digital Reporter and Crime Correspondent and colleagues reported concerns voiced by politicians and residents about Nottingham's Christmas Market being held at a time when the city is in Tier 3, and the possible detrimental impact of the event on the area dropping back to Tier 2 soon. The controversy about Nottingham's Christmas market has been reported also by the BBC and other national media.
Nottinghamshire Police Warn Students that Trying to Avoid Fines by Giving False Names Has Serious Consequences
Writing in the Nottingham Post on Saturday 14 November 2020, Matt Jarram, Senior Digital Reporter and Crime Correspondent, reported that, in an attempt to avoid a £200 house party fine, a student gave police a false name. Students are now being warned by Nottinghamshire Police that this behaviour could result in a charge for perverting the course of justice.
Writing in the Nottingham Post on Tuesday 10 November 2020, Andrew Topping reported that Government has confirmed that Nottingham and Nottinghamshire will be sent an initial batch of 10,000 Covid-19 tests this week as the initial part of a planned roll out.