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  • glasgowflats
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    Landlords in Scotland to register ALL properties

    For landlords, like myself who are based in Scotland, every rental property owned needs to be registered with the local council by March 31st 2006. All housing legislation is now a devolved issue and this law has come from the Scottish Parliament.

    The cost for a landlord to register is £55 and then £11 per property. If you have properties in more than one local authority area, you will have to pay a reduced registration fee and £11 per property. The £55 figure is paid to the council where you have most properties.

    This is legislation, which one very vocal MSP has pushed for and each of the 32 local authorities are not happy with the increased administation.

    There will be a website launched near the end of February where you can register the properties and pay on-line or wait for the council to invoice you. Suggest that you wait to be invoiced as the administraion of this will be a long process.

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  • Energise
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    This might be the Flowchart Paul_f is talking about.

    http://tinyurl.com/7t7rp

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  • PaulF
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    I think it's Friends Reunited you two are looking for!!!!

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  • MrShed
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    Used to live in Jesmond for a while, went to Newcastle Uni, had to move to Washington now though

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  • Jonboy
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    yes, in heaton, and you shed?

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  • MrShed
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    Oh jonboy you from around Newcastle as well?

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  • Jonboy
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    it will cost about £400
    that's lucky, in newcastle it's £1100 !!!!!!!

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  • nask70
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    thanks once agian.

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  • PaulF
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    The latest copy of the Estate Agent published by the NAEA has a very useful chart produced by ARLA that shows what is exempt and what isn't. I think you can buy a copy from WH Smiths for £3.00.

    Otherwise try www.odpm.gov.uk/housing and look under the Housing Act 2004. There will be quite a lot of information I suspect on this site too, so go to the home page and scroll through the index. If not e-mail the Editor and he will no doubt point you in the right direction.

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  • nask70
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    hi paul

    d oyou know where i cn get further information as to who is exempt from this legislation. thanks for your help in this matter.

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  • nask70
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    thanks paul for your advice

    thanks paul for your advice

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  • PaulF
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    You won't have to register a one bedroom flat, UNLESS it is within a converted house when it might well have to be registered; if it was purpose built then it's exempt. The CRB record is to show you are a "fit & proper" person. Got a crimial record? Well of course you won't have, but there's plenty that do!

    Look! There's no point in trying to argue anything, just contact TH.

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  • nask70
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    emm confused paul

    why do they need a crb check? and my property is not an hmo, its a one bed flat self contained. As for the crb i can provide it considering i am a teacher, but i really fail to understand the reason as to why landlords have to submit such a document. thanks

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  • PaulF
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    Ah Ha! Actually everyone on this forum knows but of course there are plenty who don't.

    It's the legislation regarding Houses in Multiple Occuaption (HMO's) passed in November 2004 which comes into effect in April.

    Tower Hamlets LA will expect you to register your property if appropriate. They will soon tell you if you should. Bear in mind that it will cost about £400, and not to register a property will be a criminal offence punishable by large fines (might just as well be death!). You might also have to provide your CRB record (Criminal Record Bureau) entry from your local plod station, and that's another £40 or thereabouts!

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  • caroline7758
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    I think this is to do with licensing of HMO's. Have a look at the ODPM website, and the HMO forum on this site.

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