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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Landlord sent to the naughty step

If a landlord receives an improvement notice from their council then we advise them to act on it.

Nobody particularly likes being told what to do, maybe us landlords more than most, but acting on the order of the council is always advisable in the long run.

This case in the Bolton News underlines the point clearly. A landlord was sent a notice to improve the electrical safety of her rental property, she didn't, so she got fined £4000 and had her name tarnished in the local press.

My guess would be that the situation could of been resolved for a lot less money and hassle if the landlord had acted. Now she is £4000 down and still needs to carry out the work.

Come on landlords, stop being stubborn, otherwise, you'll have to go and sit on the naughty step.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Failure to comply with an improvement notice and then being found guilty in court also results in a criminal record. If you don't agree with an improvement notice you can contact the issuing officer and/or manager for clarification. If the notice is unfounded and you are certain about it then you can appeal it to the residential property tribunal (now has a new name but I can't remember it). If the appeal procedure is not included with the notice its not a legally served notice.