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EMPO Messenger-October/November 2016

Article by Giles Inman on Nov 02, 2016 View in browser

EMPO Messenger-October/November 2016

A meeting will be arranged by EMPO to meet senior Councillors to get more clarity about the scheme and to discuss the scale and objectives of the scheme. EMPO would welcome comments from members regarding any concerns you have with this proposed scheme so we can include them in our discussions.

A Big thank you to all members who attended EMPO’s recent landlord Expos in Lincoln and Derby. 

Again EMPO has demonstrated its commitment in providing great networking opportunities for residential landlords across the East Midlands where they can seek advice, guidance and updates around running a rental property business.

Our next event is on Thursday 4th May 2017 between 10am-4pm. The East Midlands Landlord & Letting Agent Expo will be hosted at the Nottingham Belfry, Mellor’s Way, Off Woodhouse Way, Nottingham, NG8 6PY

Over 70 Exhibitors, FREE Seminars, Landlord Quiz, Advice on current PRS Legislation, Money saving products & services

FREE VISITOR EVENT FREE PARKING

Book FREE tickets @

www.eastmidlandslandlordexpo.co.uk

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New EMPO Members September/October 2016

 Mr Till, Sundeep Krishan, Mr Britton,Talk Green, Greg Roberts, Robert Skuriat, Mr C.Heathcote-Hacker, Mr J Heanaghan, Mr I Patrick, Mr S.Wells, Neil Chaudhuri, Jack Wathen, David Brittain, Johnathon Mark Adock, Alandrea Investments Ltd, Natalie Frixou, Anthony Burgess, Richard Szadura, Chris Jackson, N S Roberts, Doug Chipchage, Kerry Werling, Maria Palmer

Selective Licensing Consultation-Nottingham

In the near future Nottingham City Council (NCC) will be embarking on a 10 week Selective Licensing consultation. The aim of the consultation is to seek the views of citizens in regards to the implementation of a citywide licensing scheme. NCC believes the scheme is necessary to deal with issues around anti-social behaviour, low housing demand, high crime & migration and property disrepair in the Private Rented Sector across the city.

A meeting will be arranged by EMPO to meet senior Councillors to get more clarity about the scheme and to discuss the scale and objectives of the scheme. EMPO would welcome comments from members regarding any concerns you have with this proposed scheme so we can include them in our discussions.

Please can you email Giles@empo.co.uk

 

New "Benefit Cap" comes in next week- who it affects and how

From November 7 2016, the benefit cap will be reduced to a maximum of £23,000 a year if you live in London and £20,000 if you live elsewhere in the UK.

The new rate will be £20,000 a year (£384.62 a week) for couples and families outside Greater London. For single people without children living with them, the cap is £13,400 a year (£257.69 a week). For single people without children living with them, the Greater London cap is £15,410 a year (£296.35 a week).

Research by the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) says 116,000 families will be hit - both social and private renters - by up to £115 a week.

Most of them are two and three-child families, and 300,000 children are expected to be affected.

The DWP's own impact assessment guessed 120,000 households would be affected this year (2016/17).

But the DWP claims that figure is now 88,000 and it 'doesn't recognize' the CIH warning.

Up to November 2015, 45% of those hit were in London - where rents are highest.

And that's going to continue.

The CIH research claims 18,000 families will be affected in London, while 17,500 will be hit in the South East - where rents are highest.

The North West is the third-worst hit with 13,000 families affected, the CIH claims.

Another 12,000 will be affected in the West Midlands and the East of England.

Fewer will be affected in Scotland (6,700) and Wales (6,000).

To find out more Click HERE