Nottingham City Council Landlord Newsletter

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Latest news and updates from Safer Housing at Nottingham City Council

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Improving Housing Conditions in the PRS

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Our team have received 2,103 requests for help from people living in private rented housing in the last year – many about serious housing condition issues.

We know that most landlords in the city are decent landlords and want to rent out properties to a good standard. However, there are still those who let the side down.

Our team inspect many properties across the city on a daily basis, most landlords will work with the team to fix any issues, but often the council has to take stronger action, especially if there are serious hazards.

You can read about the action we've taken and the work we've been doing to improve housing standards in city here.

You can see the CPNs, Final Written Warnings and prosecutions on our Enforcement pages here.

From a Dangerous Property to a Safe Home

During the pandemic our team served an Emergency Prohibition Order (EPO) at a property in Sherwood. This was due to an unsafe spiral staircase, which meant there was no safe means of escape in a fire. The kitchen was also in a poor condition. The EPO prevented anyone from living at the flat until works had been completed.

Our officer has been working with the property owner to complete the works and has visited a number of times to provide advice and ensure the team is satisfied with the work.

You can see before and after photos below. This includes the replacement of the staircase and separation between the kitchen and the front door to create a safe escape route and the installation of a new kitchen.

You can read more on our inspections here

Read more on the Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS) assessment.  

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Emergency Right to Rent Changes End

Changes to right to rent checks, introduced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic will end next month.

With infections rates now falling and the country opening up once again, the emergency measures will end on May 16th.

Prior to the pandemic a landlord had to meet all of the prospective occupiers in person and check one or two original documents from two lists set out by Government.

Read more on this story here

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COVID-19 Landlord Updates


As the country opens up again, the Government is constantly updating their guidance for landlords and renters.

You can find the latest advice for the private rented sector here.

Please keep this link to hand, as the Government guidance is updated regularly

You can read about the Governments roadmap for opening here

Permitted Development – Space Standards Changes

All new homes in England delivered through Permitted Development (PD) rights now have to meet national space standards as of 6 April 2021.

The Government issued these new regulations requiring all new dwellings to be at least 37 square metres in size or comply with nationally prescribed space standards issued by the Department for Communities and Local Government.

These new requirements are now into force and apply to any dwelling for which an application for prior approval is submitted on or after that date.

Read about the regulations here

Census 2021


There is still time to fill in the Census 2021.

As a landlord/manager you have the legal responsibility to complete the census if your property is empty. If it is occupied, the tenants must complete it. There is a fine of up to £1,000 for not doing so.

More details here

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