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All Aberdeen private landlords must register by 30th April for a new register.

Was in tonights Evening Express.

How effective is this going to be??

I know there is probably a lot of people out there renting out rooms and houses and probably making more money and not paying tax on it.

Is this a good way to root them out?

How are hte council going to make people sign up though. i dont htink there is a deterent involved like a fine if they are not registered in a certain time.

Also no mention of how a deposit would be held.

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How effective is this going to be?? [delboypass]

At what? Making us all worse off? Based on the way Labour's thousands of other petty regulations have stifled the economy I suppose it will help to make the economy a little less efficient and our lives more needlessly complicated and expensive. How many non-jobs are Aberdeen Council creating to administer it? What costs will landlords be passing onto future tenants?

I know there is probably a lot of people out there renting out rooms and houses and probably making more money and not paying tax on it. [delboypass]

How do you "know"? Any evidence you can link to? Furnished rooms can be rented to single lodgers tax free under the 'Rent a room scheme':

http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/individuals/tmarent...om-scheme.shtml

If you already have a lodger or are thinking about letting furnished rooms in your home, you can receive up to £4,250 a year tax-free (£2,150 if letting jointly).

Is this a good way to root them out? [delboypass]

I would have thought it would be much easier to just do a data match on the electoral roll or council tax records and the Land Registry to identify those properties that are not occupied by their owners. Tax evasion is a serious offence with potentially severe penalties including jail. Would a landlord be able to sleep soundly while committing such an easily detectable fraud? The tenant or one of their friends or relatives may work for HMRC, letting agents accounts may be inspected, local adverts are routinely checked, the tenant will probably put themselves on the electoral roll. If a landlord was prepared to run such risks would they be bothered about being fined for not registering their property with the council?

S'great idea if you've got a rubbish landlord. [sarahBell]

It's the good landlords, particularly those with a small number of properties, and their tenants who are likely to be disproportionately affected. Over regulation impoverishes us all.

Edited by Jeff Ross

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It seems Brainclamp failed to foresee this. There is no "tenant's register", the government seem more interested in establishing a Landlord's register.

Follow the (tax) money.... ;)

Edited by Smell the Fear

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What an excellent idea, a tenants register.

That way, the council can tell which tenants are responsible for not weeding their front garden, not paying their council tax, disturbing their neighbours, carelessly leaving badly bagged rubbish outside for animals to rifle through in the night, forgetting to lock windows & doors causing higher local crime rates, running off with oustanding credit card & sundry bills.

The reasons go on & on, it's high time we acted against these low life's!!!

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What an excellent idea, a tenants register.

That way, the council can tell which tenants are responsible for not weeding their front garden, not paying their council tax, disturbing their neighbours, carelessly leaving badly bagged rubbish outside for animals to rifle through in the night, forgetting to lock windows & doors causing higher local crime rates, running off with oustanding credit card & sundry bills.

The reasons go on & on, it's high time we acted against these low life's!!!

what kind of bikes they ride, etc. etc. ;)

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No, that wouldn't mean anything. Hang on, lets make all tenants get their bikes security marked & registered. They are clearly more likely to do a hit 'n' run in the local park than other people.....

At last, a bite! You are a tough nut to crack TTRTR!

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What an excellent idea, a tenants register.

That way, the council can tell which tenants are responsible for not weeding their front garden, not paying their council tax, disturbing their neighbours, carelessly leaving badly bagged rubbish outside for animals to rifle through in the night, forgetting to lock windows & doors causing higher local crime rates, running off with oustanding credit card & sundry bills.

The reasons go on & on, it's high time we acted against these low life's!!!

Sounds rather inefficient. There are fewer landlords, and they have assets that are easy to take and sell on (at the right price!) if they are unco-operative.

Yes, forget the tenants, the landlords are a much juicier prospect! :lol:

p.s. it sounds like your tenants have become more troublesome of late.....

Edited by Smell the Fear

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Sounds rather inefficient. There are fewer landlords, and they have assets that are easy to take and sell on (at the right price!) if they are unco-operative.

Yes, forget the tenants, the landlords are a much juicier prospect! :lol:

p.s. it sounds like your tenants have become more troublesome of late.....

They're as good as ever. But this govt is determined to make me play the tough landlord and make them sort their rubbish out, sort their anti-social behavior out, sort their lives out for them.

These new laws aren't just about landlords you know, they're also about identifying where private tenants live, so that councils can monitor those properties more than others to ensure they're not bringing down the neighbourhood. Yes, that's the tenants that bring down the area, not the landlords.

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Some more info:

There is new legislation coming into Scotland requiring all private landlords to be registered or submitted an application by 30th April.

'To help protect tenants, identify disreputable landlords and minimise anti social behaviour'

Registration is aimed at helping landlords by making their property more marketable and removing unfair competition from landlords who provide poor housing and inadequate management.

Local authorities will use information to deem if a landlord is 'fit and proper'

Where no problems encountered, registration will be complete and valid for three years.

Under freedom of Information act 2000, the register will be a public one and will be viewable online or by request from a local authority.

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They're as good as ever. But this govt is determined to make me play the tough landlord and make them sort their rubbish out, sort their anti-social behavior out, sort their lives out for them.

These new laws aren't just about landlords you know, they're also about identifying where private tenants live, so that councils can monitor those properties more than others to ensure they're not bringing down the neighbourhood. Yes, that's the tenants that bring down the area, not the landlords.

I can't believe you fell for that little sweetener, clearly aimed at reducing landlord resistance to being closely monitored.

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