Court fines Mr Pang £3000 for breaches in management of homes of multiple occupation

 Coincidentally while Mr Pang was in court, Southend was hosting a Landlord’s Forum where local landlords were being told about the new Landlord Accreditation Scheme. This new scheme which is available throughout Thames Gateway South Essex will recognise landlords who sign up to certain standards, undertake training and accept occasional random checks on their properties. Many landlords do a really goo job but are let down by the few who simply don’t care and it must be said that that not all tenants behave well. However, we have to find ways of stopping bad landlords and bad tenants from ruining our streets with neglect and by giving official recognition to the good landlords this is one step closer and will help responsible tenants in finding a good landlord.

Too many rented properties are poorly maintained which apart from not being good for tenants is also detrimental to other residents in the area. Southend cannot build enough new properties for all those wanting a home so we must make better use of our existing housing stock. There are too many roads of run down, predominantly rented properties were neither the tenant nor the landlord bothers, the sad thing is many of these roads  could be really delightful if the landlords and tenants just cared a bit more.

2 responses to “Court fines Mr Pang £3000 for breaches in management of homes of multiple occupation

  1. Yes and when problems are brought to light with the Council from residents not wishing their area to become full of run down property with landlords coining in the money at the residents expense, the reaction is well….. not fit for purpose, why is it the most used words of SBC are we cant?

  2. Simon
    I am fully behind getting rid of or bringing into line rogue landlords but we do have to work within the law. We are looking at our HMO licensing, our allocation policy and we have put our views forward to planning in respect of what should be allowed in future into certain areas, this follows directly from comments to me from residents like yourself in respect of there already being too many ‘institutions’ in your area. We have also recently launched a landlord accreditation scheme and I hope that many landlords will sign up to this, though clearly those that do will be the beter ones anyway, but it should help decenct tenants to find a decent landlord. I will do my best to get untidy sites tidied, empty houses lived in again and to hold rogue landlords responsible for their properties and tenants. Anna

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