What landlords need to know about the new electrical safety laws

The Government has announced new measures to ensure mandatory electrical inspections are carried out by competent and qualified inspectors. The Government says this is part of their ‘commitment to drive up standards in the private rented sector, landlords will be legally required to ensure that the inspectors they hire to carry out safety inspections have […]

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Landlord and Managing Agents Event 2020

Nottingham City Council’s Safer Housing team is hosting a Landlord and Managing Agents Briefing on Wednesday 29 January 2020. Time: arrive at 5:30pm for refreshments, the main briefing runs from 6 pm to 8 pm.  Where: Nottingham Conference Centre (NTU), 30 Burton St, Nottingham NG1 4BU. Agenda – Chair’s Welcome – David Walker Quality Homes […]

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Landlord and Property Manager fined thousands of pounds over licensing offences

A Nottingham landlord and his property manager have been fined over £34,000 after admitting licencing offences. Dexter Blackstock appeared at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court where he faced charges relating to twelve unlicensed properties he owned and were required to be licensed under either Part 2 or 3 of the Housing Act. Mr Blackstock, aged 33, of […]

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Property company fined for failing to licence homes

Property company fined for failing to licence homes

A property services company in Nottingham has been ordered to pay over £7,000 for failing to licence six properties. During sentencing today (11/12/2019) Nottingham Magistrates Court ordered Bramley Apple Properties Ltd, trading as Jillings Estates, of The Corner House, King Street, Southwell, to pay a fine and legal costs totalling £7349. Nottingham City Council prosecuted the […]

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Two plead guilty to Housing Act offences

Two plead guilty to Housing Act offences

A Nottingham Landlord and his property manager have pleaded guilty to numerous offences relating to Housing Act Offences. Azam and Sons Property Limited, its Director ‘Yusif McCallum’ and the Property Manager “Nottingham HMO Ltd” appeared at Nottingham Magistrates Court. Nottingham City Council’s Safer Housing and Trading Standards Teams are jointly prosecuting them under the Housing […]

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Can my landlord increase the rent?

Chances are you’ve seen that rents are rising, and it’s not just in Nottingham – it’s across the whole country.  This is usually because the number of tenants looking for homes is bigger than the properties available. Landlords know this and they don’t have to compete for tenants, so they are tempted to increase the […]

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Property Manager fined thousands of pounds over licensing offences

Property Manager fined thousands of pounds over licensing offences

A Nottingham property manager has been fined nearly £8,000 after admitting licensing offences. Paul James, aged 54, of Nottingham, appeared at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court where he faced charges relating to ten unlicensed properties – seven for Selective Licensing breaches, two for Additional Licensing and one for Mandatory Licensing. He managed these homes on behalf of […]

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Poor housing and stress – what help is out there? Did you know that living in poor and unsafe accommodation can cause stress? Mental health and someone’s housing situation might affect each other. For example if you feel where you are living is unsafe, uncomfortable or insecure, you might constantly feel stressed, anxious, panicked or […]

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