Tag Archives: Landlord licensing scheme

Croydon Council hits Labour Party donor with £32,000 fine

Labour-run Croydon Council has slapped more than £30,000 in fines on… one of Croydon Labour’s biggest, if not the biggest, donors. The council last week announced that two property companies, AA Homes and Housing and Anabow Services Ltd, have been … 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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£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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Council’s landlord licensing scheme can’t cope with workload

Six months since its introduction, and Croydon Council’s flagship landlord licensing scheme is still not functioning fully. The licensing scheme was part of Croydon Labour’s “ambitious” manifesto, seeking to protect tenants in private accommodation from rogue landlords or having to … Continue reading

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Legal case against landlord scheme comes from Bury, Lancs

The leadership of Croydon Council will be up before a High Court judge next Tuesday, August 4, at the start of a Judicial Review of its landlords licensing scheme which is being brought by a company registered in … Bury, … Continue reading

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Landlords challenge licensing scheme with Judicial Review

Another of Labour’s flagship policies for Croydon, the landlord licensing scheme which was a key part of the manifesto when they won control of the council last year, could be facing a crisis as a group of local businesses are … Continue reading

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