Compulsory Landlord Training & Registration

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    #16
    Originally posted by boletus View Post


    "Give me six lines written by the hand of the most honest landlord, I would find something in them to have him hanged"
    -Looney left landlord hating council worker.

    That's a mis-quote of a disputed quote from Cardinal Richelieu see
    https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Cardinal_Richelieu

    Qu'on me donne six lignes écrites de la main du plus honnête homme, j'y trouverai de quoi le faire pendre.
    • If you give me six lines written by the hand of the most honest of men, I will find something in them which will hang him.

    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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      #17
      I wouldn't have too much of a problem with a register, so long as it wasn't a barely hidden stealth tax (a la selective licensing local authority charges). If it was tied to some basic training, again can't see a huge downside with that?

      If as landlordman suggests it came with the "stick" of penalties and rent repayment orders tenants and public bodies alike would be very incentivised indeed to shop the rogue landlords - good.

      I'd be happier if the admin went no-where near the council for reasons others have suggested (competency, data security, political conflicts of interest)

      My worry would be that it'd be politicised, or somehow cause unintended problems. A theoretical nightmare tenant makes up loads of (say) mould issues and manages to get you booted off the register as a "rogue". Your whole business is sunk, so there would have to be checks and balances. I don't operate in a selective license area so I'm not 100% on whether my fears are unfounded.

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