29 Jan 2021

After the expose by Landlord Licensing & Defence in property118.com  Westminster has responded professionally by extending the deadline until the 18th February and asking us to give landlords this direct link to the survey where they can give their opinions on the proposed licensing scheme 

Respond here https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/QUBSHK/

Landlord Licensing & Defence received this communication from Westminster City Council: 

“Hi, I work in the communications team at Westminster City Council. 

I read with interest an article from Des Taylor and Phil Turtle about not being able to respond to a consultation. 

I have checked the pages and links on our website and they are [now] working. 

The page had been unavailable for a couple of days, due to a technical issue, but is now up and running again. 

As such, the consultation has been extended until 18th feb. I would be grateful if you could pass this message on to them asap.

Here’s the article: https://www.property118.com/landlords-unable-to-respond-to-london-councils-so-called-consultation/ 

Here’s the web page: https://www.westminster.gov.uk/housing/private-sector-housing/houses-multiple-occupation-hmo/additional-licensing-scheme-consultation/ 

Here’s a direct link to the consultation    https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/QUBSHK/

Landlords, whether they have properties in Westminster or not, should make their voice heard by submitting their opinions ASAP.

As a final advisory note to landlords Phil Turtle warned: “This immediate response by Westminster City Council illustrates something we try to warn landlords of constantly. Everything you put on line be it in proeprty118.com or on facebook is seen by the councils. They have infiltrated all of the facebook groups and often when landlords bare their souls in those groups, the housing police are sucking it up and adding it to your file as evidence with which to prosecute you and extract swinging fines. I really cannot warn landlords strongly enough about this.”

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