Landlord Starts legal Fight Over £500 Licence scheme

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    Landlord Starts legal Fight Over £500 Licence scheme

    Please clink on the link and read Mr Regas the Landlord taking Enfield Council to court.

    http://www.enfield-today.co.uk/News.cfm?id=24598

    #2
    Good for him. I hope he wins.

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      #3
      Here is Mr Regas Campaign biog you can reach him through here http://looseminute.com/tag/enfield-council/

      I have spoken to Mr Regas and he could with moral support from another Landlord, just leave your details on the above link and give your support to him, after all he is doing it to all the Landlord.

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        #4
        I don't have a problem with landlord licensing/registration, and am already registered (Scotland..)

        Anything that helps boot out the rogues I'm all for.. (yes of course it won't fix it all just by registration..)

        What I don't understand is why fees as high as £500 (errr.. I do know why, just trying to be polite to council...). Scotland's charges (you might tell Mr Regas. so he has some more evidence,) are..
        Each landlord and agent applying for registration should pay a principal fee of £55 to each local authority in which they apply and, in the case of landlords, a property fee of £11 for each property registered.
        see.
        https://www.landlordregistrationscot...icationPayment

        Cheers!
        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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          #5
          Originally posted by theartfullodger View Post

          Anything that helps boot out the rogues I'm all for..
          That is just the point Art, it doesn't and it hasn't with the failed Scottish experiment.

          If anything it has taken the eye off the ball.

          20 Million pounds down the Swanee* and it hasn't made a blind bit of difference.

          All that time, money and resources should have been targetted at the rogues.

          Although I'm kind of coming round to your thinking as licensing now seems inevitable. Let's have a national, consulted, knowledgeable and well thought out, register rather than the back-of-a-fag-packet jobs thought up by anti-landlord little tin pot dictators.

          £50 for a useless bit of paper or £500 for a useless bit of paper is a no brainer.
          Last edited by boletus; 06-08-2014, 18:22 PM. Reason: *Or the Clyde in this case.

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            #6
            I'm more in favour of a scheme that works along the lines of:
            Make the registration meaningful (level 1, you have the required knowledge, you have a record of protecting deposits and tenants only hate you a bit; level 2 you've been a landlord for x years, tenants want their children to marry you, you give out sweets to orphans...)
            If you register you can say you're a registered landlord and advertise your skill level.
            If you don't register, you can't - it's not mandatory - would you prefer a black cab or a mini cab, you can make your own choice.

            Once you have more than (say) 3 properties you have to register.
            Tenants can take their pick if they're paying.
            Councils can take their pick if they're paying - which means that they'll end up taking a slightly different attitude when they need to a) house people and b) explain why they pick terrible landlords.
            When I post, I am expressing an opinion - feel free to disagree, I have been wrong before.
            Please don't act on my suggestions without checking with a grown-up (ideally some kind of expert).

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              #7
              Hi @theartfullodger thanks for the info, I have posted on his link http://looseminute.com/tag/enfield-council/. Please do read his link and if you have anything to support him, please do.

              What I don't understand is what are the council going to do with all that money that they are taking from Landlords? Why £500? I feel sorry for landlord who have more then one property.

              I do disagree with the Licence scheme and I think, Landlords are at risk and might lose their's property.

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