London's Rogue Landlord Checker

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    London's Rogue Landlord Checker

    https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/s...-a3723211.html
    I am not a lawyer, nor am I licensed to provide any regulated advice. None of my posts should be treated as legal or financial advice.

    #2
    Phew, I'm not on there!

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      #3
      Appreciate I'm probably in a minority but definitely in favour of more ways of cracking down on crooks. Of course it won't 100% sort it, let's see if it helps the decent landlords.

      Compulsory landlord registration has helped somewhat in Scotland
      I am legally unqualified: If you need to rely on advice check it with a suitable authority - eg a solicitor specialising in landlord/tenant law...

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        #4
        majority of the offences seem to be related to licensing issues..

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          #5
          Originally posted by theartfullodger View Post
          Compulsory landlord registration has helped somewhat in Scotland
          https://www.scottishlandlords.com/Ne...?ArticleId=104

          Landlord registration branded a costly farce

          A multi-million pound scheme introduced to crack down on rogue landlords has resulted in only 11 people being reported to the procurator fiscal in two years.

          The Landlord Registration Scheme has so far cost landlords and the taxpayer nearly £18 million

          ........

          "This farcical programme, introduced with the best of intentions, is failing to deliver at a tremendous cost to the taxpayer."




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            #6
            That was 2013. Of course the scheme ain't 100% perfect, what is.

            See this from late 2016
            https://www.scottishlandlords.com/Ne...?ArticleId=508
            SAL response to 9 landlords being barred from the landlord registry

            Responding to the news that nine landlords in Glasgow have been barred from the landlord registry after being found not fit to rent out property, John Blackwood, Chief Executive of Scottish Association of Landlords, said:

            “We are delighted that Glasgow City has used its powers to ban nine landlords from renting out property after finding them unfit. It is imperative that tenants and landlords are aware of the laws and regulations which exist around the Private Rented Sector (PRS) and that they are rigorously enforced by local authorities or the police when broken."
            IMHO it's improving: Slowly: Anything that helps (helps - not 100% sort out) address the rogue landlords is good news afaik. Others will hold alternative views.
            I am legally unqualified: If you need to rely on advice check it with a suitable authority - eg a solicitor specialising in landlord/tenant law...

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              #7
              IMO licensing is exactly the wrong mechanism to deal with rogue landlords. By definition it concentrates the majority of the local authority resources on processing the 95%+ of landlords who are not rogues and therefore distracts their attention away from dealing with the problem.

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                #8
                Originally posted by DPT57 View Post
                IMO licensing is exactly the wrong mechanism to deal with rogue landlords. By definition it concentrates the majority of the local authority resources on processing the 95%+ of landlords who are not rogues and therefore distracts their attention away from dealing with the problem.
                Licensing was never about dealing with rogue landlords. The fees were to fill council coffers while paying lip service to the problem. Only got to look at the whole way resident's parking is imposed in my area. To cut the long story short IT DOESN'T WORK but the council CLAIMS it DOES. As so it can justify yet more schemes and up the charges for existing.

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                  #9
                  Everything's better in Scotland, don't you know, guys?

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by theartfullodger View Post
                    Of course the scheme ain't 100% perfect, what is.
                    It ain't even 1% perfect.

                    It has wasted millions, done more harm than good, created rogue landlords and acted as a smokescreen from tackling the real problem.

                    (Those who support landlord licensing because of their political persuasions, will hold alternative views.)

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