Nottingham Landlord news June 2022

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

Nottingham Landlord Updates header banner

Latest news and updates from Safer Housing at Nottingham City Council

Top Stories

Selective Licensing Consultation

selective licensing consultation

There is still plenty of time to have your say in the consultation on a new scheme of Selective Licensing – it runs until 22 August 2022

Why not join us at an in-person consultation meeting or one of our virtual ones.

There are four more events happening –

  • 21 July 2022 - Microsoft Teams Online 
  • 26 July 2022 - Microsoft Teams Online 
  • 2 August 2022 - Loxley House
  • 5 August 2022 - Loxley House

To sign up to these events, read more about the plans and have your say by clicking the below

Selective Licensing Consultation

Student Change Over Waste Issues

student clean up

Changeover is a busy time for landlords and tenants and a time when we need to remind both parties about responsibly and legally dispose of waste.

The council waste teams have already been out collecting waste, fly-tips and contained bins. But we need your help to make sure that students are doing their bit.

Now is the time for landlords to make plans for waste issues and perhaps remind tenants of their duty to dispose of waste properly and have a plan in place should your tenants leave waste outside your property.

Our teams are out with both Universities, chatting to students and giving them information on the rules around end of term/moving out waste. We’ve been reminding them to tidy up bins and we have been carrying out internal and external inspections at HMOs.

Please help us to keep outside your properties and local neighbourhoods clean and tidy. The waste plan below will help you to do this.

Waste Management Plan

As previously mentioned, licence conditions for HMO (part 2) and Selective (part 3 licences) have been revised and updated for new licences.

The biggest change is the requirement for a written waste management plan. The conditions will, in general only apply to new licences, they will not be applied retrospectively unless they are needed with problem properties.

These updates are because we're seeing significant issues with property waste and these changes will require landlords to be more proactive in managing these issue in the future. 

There is a full guide below, including an example of waste plan and what needs to be included:

The Selective guide can be found under his under the useful documents, downloads and guides section below -

Selective licencing

The Additional guide can be found under his under the resources and documents, section below -

Additional Licensing

The Mandatory guide can be found under his under the resources and documents, section below -

Mandatory Licensing  

More News

Government White Paper - Nottingham Best Practice

The Government has released its White Paper into its review of the private rented housing sector. Proposed reforms include changes to Section 21 evictions, the introduction of an Ombudsman covering all private landlords who rent out property in England, and a Property Portal to act as one-stop-shop for guidance on renting in the PRS, raising awareness of tenants’ and landlords’ rights and responsibilities across the country.

Nottingham City Council’s Selective Licensing scheme was chosen as a best practice example for the White Paper. Showcasing the successes of the scheme so far and how it works to improve the private rented sector.

You can read the full White Paper here.

Landlord and Managing Agents Forum

landlord event june 22

We held our Landlord and Managing Agents forum in June. It was well attended and we hope that it was valuable for those who joined us.

These events provide the latest news and updates from the Council and partners under the Nottingham Rental Standard. You can get information and advice to help you run a successful and compliant business, and learn about the latest services available for landlords and tenants.

Agenda items included Waste Management, Managing Anti-Social Behaviour from Tenants, Updates from DASH and Unipol Student Homes, Housing legislation and the consultation on Selective Licencing

The event was recorded and you can watch it back by clicking on the below 

Watch here 

Follow us on social media

social media

To get all the latest information, tips, advice and updates from the Safer Housing team, follow us on social media. 

NottmRenters Facebook 

NottmRenters Twitter 

Safer Housing website