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  1. If the idiot-d-heads are moved out then where will they go? There are some people who will always be antisocial nobs and probably need putting somewhere away from the rest of society. But failing that the only way to deal with them is through the courts. Either locking them up (as above) or instructing them they will be locked up unless they behave.
  2. They had a go at it in Lightbowne and Moston a few years ago. Scheme has very little history left online - so I assume it was an complete waste of time and money. This Crumpsall scheme is for 400 properties. In the time it's taken to set up this scheme they could have actually reinforced the role of environmental health and asked the courts not to allow retaliatory evictions for tenants asking for repairs to be done. I am against landlord licencing as they could just nudge the courts into making repeat offenders ineligible to hold property for rental purposes. The scheme is also intended to get landlords to ask for a reference from a previous landlord. Do you think scumbag's soon to be ex landlord will write them a good reference to get rid of them? I do not feel the scheme could possible be self-funding and I assume there will be a pension to pay for any additional staff employed directly from the scheme. The courts have the biggest role in dealing with nuisance neighbours and bad property management.
  3. Why can't you stop tax credits? What did people do before them? There was a time when native british would do fruit and veg picking.
  4. Yes! Cap pensions to minimum level for everyone. Cap wages. And create an in house agency for each hospital. (Hasn't someone said they do this) but put people onto proper contracts where possible.
  5. Start with the renting laws and not the licensing. Then it applies to everyone.
  6. You'd be amazed how many idiots there are out there. Someone didn't want to complain about the damp and bad electrics cos they like where the house is. You can't help some people.
  7. But this doesn't stop that. The courts need to be encouraged to take action to stop that sort of retaliatory action. They should then deem a LL an unfit person to be a LL.
  8. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-rules-to-stop-migrants-claiming-housing-benefit New migrant jobseekers from the European Economic Area (EEA) will no longer be able to get Housing Benefit (HB) from April, Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith announced today (20 January 2014). Does that mean the ones here before then can continue to?
  9. http://www.manchester.gov.uk/news/article/7582/crumpsall_s_selective_licensing_area_has_been_confirmed Licensing privately rented properties includes mandatory conditions to ensure good management of private properties, including: - An up to date gas and electric safety certificate - Safe condition of electrical appliances - Fitted smoke detectors in a working condition - Providing the tenant with a written tenancy agreement - Demand a reference for prospective tenants - The city council can also attach specific conditions to improve specific issues A landlord must apply for a licence if they rent a property in the licensable area and can be fined for not obtaining a licence. My issue with selective licensing is that the laws are in already place for LL to be obliged to only rent out safe, habitable properties. Env Health can and do enforce action to improve properties which make properties better for tenants. When it's for 400 properties like this scheme then you have to ask, can the problem not be solved in some other way? By leafleting properties to let tenants know their rights and how to deal with bad landlords? You can wipe a man's **** for him and he has a clean **** for a day, or you can teach him how to wipe his own and he can have a clean **** forever.
  10. 1 MORE SLEEP TO GO, for our North West Auction Screams the email heading from auctionhouse.co.uk
  11. so when they say it will only allow three transactions before s pin is required .. they actually mean nothing of the sort. which explains why someone i know had ten transactions on her stolen card.
  12. I have said before that this is the case. The easier it is to spend money the more removed you are from the actual concept of what it means. Anyone got any stats on what % of transactions at coffee shops are done by card?
  13. http://www.oldham-chronicle.co.uk/news-features/8/news-headlines/101109/seeing-red-over-greenbelt-plan "In some cases these may need to fall within the green belt or on areas designated as Other Protected Open Land."The proposals are currently under a public consultation, with residents invited to share their opinions on the plans online, in writing and in person at various consultation meetings in the borough until December 23. The Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (GMSF) sets out a plan to provide housing and investment opportunities for sustainable growth over the next 20 years.It outlines a need for an additional 227,200 new homes across Greater Manchester by 2035, including 13,700 (6 per cent of the total figure) in Oldham.
  14. They almost certainly all travel home for their medical treatment. The ones I know do anyway.
  15. from renting out entire homes for more than 90 days a year without official consent. So if you only want a room the it'll not stop you. And what's to stop people asking for consent for longer?
  16. http://www.rightmove.co.uk/commercial-property-for-sale/property-42825258.html The second attraction is the business element that is generating a handsome income, with Triple AAA operators who are currently running these assets as homes for vulnerable teenagers.All five properties are fully tenanted and in truth always are fully tenanted simply due to the nature of the services provided. Our client has just recently renewed all five contracts, therefore the incoming buyer will benefit from the comfort of the five year, fully repairable leases that have built in rent reviews in line with inflation. -- This'll presumably be the tax payer at the other end coughing up money.
  17. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/11/28/theresa-may-faces-brexit-legal-challenge-single-market-withdrawal/
  18. I believe the basket for inflation measure should include things that people buy on a regular basis. I don't believe anyone buys a tv often enough for it to be relevant. Bread, milk, petrol would all be acceptable things to put in the basket. Although maybe the milk and petrol might get mixed up and leak. Excuse my cynicism about inflation and government statistics.
  19. So if lots of landlords put the rents up then the rents go up...? or will rents stay the same but rooms get smaller? :-D
  20. Is that by the same people who bought you 'Low inflation figures' by including LED flat screens into the mix?
  21. Discussing the changes to PRA with him indoors. Sent him this link from the other thread http://www.propertytribes.com/understanding-the-impact-of-pra-on-landlords-t-127627442.html What checks will banks do to ensure LL are telling them the truth about what rent they can get on a property? Will they look at places like rightmove? LHA? (as being a centile of local rents?)
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