News

Review of Janaury 8th meeting

We were extremely lucky to have a presentation form Sgt Louise Hickman, from the Telford Serious Violence Strategy Project, at our meeting on January 8th and she and her colleague made us acutely aware of the serious nature of crimes and potential crimes in and around the Telford area, which included gangs involved in drug crime and child exploitation, many of which operate from private rented property.
She gave us pointers to look out for when identifying if there might be a potential problem, things like :

REVIEW OF THE AUTUMN CONFERENCE

Those of you who came to the Autumn Conference will know what a great success it was, with an excellent turn out and a most convivial atmosphere. All the speakers did well and were most informative, the sponsor (Kew Accountants) was most impressive and developed a number of new leads as was the security company CVS who had a stand there.

ONLY A FEW WEEKS LEFT TO GET DISCOUNT ON YOUR ACCREDITATION.

THE AUTUMN CONFERENCE

The Conference is almost upon us, 7.00 p.m. October 9th at the Venue, Queen Street, Madeley, it should be a a really interesting evening, so don't miss it. It is an opportunity to bring together our members, update the latest changes and meet with fellow Landlords. This year:
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TELFORD and WREKIN BENEFITS OFFICE
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LEE HIGGINS will address the following important subjects:

Updated additional Benefits for Landlord Accreditation Scheme

Telford & Wrekin Council’s Landlord Accreditation Scheme
This scheme aims to improve standards in the private rented sector.
In response to requests from landlords at the WLA meeting in July, the Council has now agreed that accredited landlords can benefit from accessing the bulk collection service at householder prices (excluding items that are part of renovation works e.g. baths, sinks etc).  This will significantly reduce costs for landlords when tenants leave bulky items at a property.

Meeting with the Council July 10th 7.00 p.m.

We have worked long and tirelessly to re-engage with the local authority and after the fight we had during 2017 we thought that we would never regain the working relationship that we once had, which was hailed as a beacon of example of co-operation between Council and Private Sector working in harmony, at one time. It certainly made life easier for us both at that time. However, things disintegrated and culminated in the Selective Licensing debacle which was a very low point for us all.

Alternative to Selective Licensing

The alternative to the Selective licensing scheme
proposed last year included a new Telford & Wrekin
LANDLORD ACCREDITATION SCHEME.
We will be supporting this initiative.

The petition has been submitted!

A huge thank-you for all our members and their campaigning to get the petition ready for submission with over 1245 signatures. We presented at the Telford and Wrekin full council meeting. There can only be 3 public questions at a full council meeting and the WLA were able to get 2 into the docket - One from David Lovegrove who asked the question “It is easy to spend someone else’s money.

SELECTIVE LICENSING:

Thank you for taking time to support our campaign against the introduction of Selective Licensing in the Telford and Wrekin Area.

English Housing Survey is in

The 2015-2016 results are in from the English Housing Survey and as analysed by Landlord News tenants are more satisfied in the Private Rented Sector than with Social Landlords. See the full report here which includes the quote from Residential Landlords Association (RLA) Chairman Alan Ward “With only a very small minority of tenancies ended by a landlord or because of increased rent, it is time that those who suggest that landlords spend their time looking for ways to evict tenants or make profits at their expense replaced fear mongering with facts.”

Reverse Tax Relief Restriction Petition

It is vitally important that you add your name to the link below for the
petition to reverse the planned tax relief restriction on ‘individual’
landlords. Also pass it on to all your friends and associates.

Petition Link

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