Nottingham Landlord Newsletter February 2022

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Latest news and updates from Safer Housing at Nottingham City Council

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Waste at Private Rented Properties


We are out every day carrying out internal and external inspections on rented properties.

However, one of the biggest complaints we get from the public is about the poor condition of the outside of homes on their street. 

Here is a list of the top 10 most common problems we identify at properties –

  1. Damaged bins
  2. Bulky Waste
  3. Contaminated Bins
  4. Full Bins and side waste
  5. Gardens or yards untidy and/or overgrown
  6. Damage to the exterior of the property
  7. Untidy exterior walls and defective guttering
  8. Lacking security glazing
  9. Damage and Defective walls and fencing
  10. Damaged utility boxes

Some of these issues can be down to tenants and others can be rectified by landlords.

Waste and bins seem to be a recurring issue when we are out and we contact landlords where we find issues and we also offer advice to tenants.

But, it might be worth carrying out your own external inspection, or getting a waste plan in place and talking to your tenant about how to dispose of waste properly.

If you are having issues with bins at your property and need to order a new or replacement bin or book a bulky waste collection you can do it through the below link.

Click here for waste support

Do You Need Help with Your Tenants?

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We have a dedicated team who can offer impartial advice on tenant & landlord 'rights & responsibilities’ & rented housing issues like:

  • Evictions
  • ASB concerns
  • Landlord/tenant tensions

If there are issues in a tenancy, we would always encourage both parties to discuss these and try to resolve them before escalating.

You can contact the team for a Tenancy Matters referral below

Can You Help House Families Seeking Asylum?


Landlords are being urged to offer homes for families evacuated from Afghanistan to help the national effort to get them settled in the UK.

The government is calling on landlords with suitable properties to submit offers through a relaunched housing portal.

The portal allows private landlords to put forward offers of accommodation so councils can match them to families.

More details here

More News

Revised Licence Conditions – HMOs and Selective Licensing

If you are applying for a new licence and haven’t checked out the updated licence conditions for HMO (part 2) and Selective (part 3 licences) – you can find them below.

The biggest change is the requirement for a written waste management plan (see Dealing with rubbish in the below link).

The conditions will, in general only apply to new licences, they will not be applied retrospectively

There may be some problem properties where we will propose the new conditions on the licence holder through the normal variation process.

Read the summary of main changes here 

Levelling Up White Paper

The Government has launched its Levelling Up White Paper, including a landlord register, abolishing Section 21 evictions, a national ‘decent homes standards’ and a crackdown on rogue landlords.

These proposals will include 12 initiatives that are to last ten years.

Read more on the Levelling Up

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