Category Archives: Landlord licensing

MP Philp joins with Corbyn to object to widow’s eviction

Tomorrow, at around 11.30am, a widow and her five school-aged children seem likely to be rendered homeless, as bailiffs will be knocking on the door of their home in Benson Road to demand that they leave. The eviction is being … Continue reading

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Tories back landlord licences that Barwell called a Tenants’ Tax

The Conservative government is about to embrace a Labour manifesto policy on landlord licensing that, only a few months ago, was being dismissed by the then Tory housing minister as “nonsensical”. It will come as no surprise to Inside Croydon’s … Continue reading

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Landlord licensing scheme made one prosecution in a year

BARRATT HOLMES on some surprising statistics regarding the borough’s private landlords The Labour-run council’s controversial landlord licensing scheme, which has collected an estimated £6million from the borough’s private landlords, has made just a single prosecution in the past 12 months. … Continue reading

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Croydon Labour bricking it over Corbyn’s housing policies

Housing correspondent BARRATT HOLMES on a game-changer for council homes announced at the Labour Party conference Tony Newman and the leadership of Croydon’s Labour-run council could be on a collision course with their party over their controversial Brick by Brick … Continue reading

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£30,000 landlord fines to be introduced without any debate

BARRATT HOLMES reports on swingeing powers being introduced by the local council The increasingly strong grip on absolute power at the local authority of she-who-must-be-obeyed Jo Negrini, the council’s £185,000-plus CEO, will be amply demonstrated tomorrow when swingeing powers over … Continue reading

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