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    Local authority's statutory Notices

    I have recently received an influx of Housing Act Notices following inspections by Gravesham Council and this is starting to cost me a fortune! Genuine issues I don't mind but recently have been ordered to replace all the windows in my ground floor flat as the tenant who is a single mother feels "victimised" by local anti-social behaviour. I wouldn't mind but the windows are only 7 years old and were signed off by a building control officer at the time, why should I now have to provide new windows under current regulations caused by the Council and police's inability to control ASB in the first place?? I think I'm the one being victimised and a pure case of discrimination I believe as I don't see every other landlord in the area replacing their windows!

    Anyone else suffering this type of harassment?? The inability to raise further funding due to interest rate hikes is crippling my current cashflow position, apparently I can appeal but this costs £150 and god knows how much time off work!!

    Another good one, I've just been slapped with a housing notice to contribute towards repairs on a front pathway which the council states is the responsibility of the house owners. The local search states it is the council's responsibility but can I get the Notice lifted, hell can I!!

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    Go and talk to your councillor. Housing Officers are sadly beyond the law. At least it seems they are issuing notices in English to you...
    The contents of this note are neither advice nor a definitive answer. If you plan to rely on this, you should pay somebody for proper advice.

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      by Codger
      I would get the window firm to explain the process and benefits. Once tenants meet the tradesmen things run smoother.
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      by Worried landlady
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      by Worried landlady
      Royw
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      by Worried landlady
      Ash72
      thank you. I shall take all your advice. It makes complete sense and I feel better now you’ve given me a plan!!!
      13-08-2022, 17:02 PM
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      by ash72
      Don't offer any money, it's will just send the wrong message for next time. I would not do anything, until after the fixed term has finished, if the T informs you then fine, if not then mark the windows as a maintenance job, booking in the date with the T, the positives is that it will reduce the outside...
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      by Worried landlady
      Andrew Dod
      thank you. I just wanted her to realise I acknowledge it could be a bit of inconvenience.
      13-08-2022, 16:55 PM
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      by AndrewDod
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