Update from PDPLA AGM
Latest government guidance for landlords & tenants (Covid-19)
Portsmouth Transport Strategy
Neil Hawkins Retires From Chandler Hawkins
Portsmouth Road Closures & Works
Right To Rent Legislative Changes
The PDPLA AGM in September was well supported and all resolutions were passed. See all the details here: https://pdpla.com/members/agm-2020-report
Subsequent to the meeting, committee elected 2 new directors to replace Julian Clokie who sadly passed away earlier this year. They are Alwin Oliver our Vice Chair and Charlotte Walker who has held a number of roles since joining the committee.
The government has updated its guidance for landlords and tenants on a range of issues during the Covid crisis. See full details here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-and-renting-guidance-for-landlords-tenants-and-local-authorities/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-for-landlords-and-tenants
We waited for the PRS strategy consultation and what do you know, 3 come along all at once....
Apart from the PRS and the Sea Front Masterplan consultations (see last months news) we now have a transport strategy consultation, covering plans for the next 16 years.
According to PCC, "This strategy will shape the way that people travel in Portsmouth over the next 16 years, and we are keen to hear from residents, businesses, commuters and visitors, so we can tailor the plan to deliver an inclusive, active and sustainable travel network which will create a safer, healthier and more prosperous city.
The draft transport strategy can be found here on our website here: https://travel.portsmouth.gov.uk/schemes/transport-strategy-2020/
You will also find a high level diagram with indicative schemes which may be delivered over the life of the strategy as well as the Habitats Regulation Assessment and Strategic Environmental Assessments reports.
As part of the consultation there is an online survey which seeks your feedback on our vision, objectives and policies within the Draft Transport Strategy, 2020 - 2036. . The consultation will run for 12 weeks until Monday 21 December 2020. Please feel free to forward this survey.
Over the years, many of us have had property surveys in the area and many of those will have been undertaken by Neil Hawkins of Chandler Hawkins in Landport Terrace, Southsea. So it is with mixed emotions we learnt that Neil has now retired. We wish him a long and happy retirement but we will miss his skills and experience in the city.
Neil continues as Secretary of the Portsmouth Property Association until its AGM next year.
Road closures to enable social distancing (until further notice)
29 Apr 2019 - 29 Oct 2020 - King Street - Road closure
Road closure for construction of five-storey building
26 June - 22 December - Stanhope Road/Unicorn Road (Travelodge) - Road closure
Construction works for new Travelodge Hotel.
31 July for 18 months- Ashburton Road - 24hr road closure at junction with Kent Road. No through road, access only from Osborne Road end
To facilitate works associated with building structure adjacent to the highway
27 Oct - 2 Nov - Newlyn Way Roundabout - Road closure (nights)
2 Nov - 5 Nov - St Mary's Road Roundabout - Road closure (nights)
5 Nov - 20 Nov - Hayling Ave - Road closure (days)
28 Sept - 28 March 2022 - Coburg Street – Unity Hall - Footpath and road closures
Closure of north side footway footpath from Wigmore House to Holbrook Road. Road closure between Deaf Centre car park and hammerhead area of Coburg Street. Diversions in place.
19 Oct - 4 Dec - Park Road - Temporary prohibition of driving, loading & waiting (nights)
No left and right turn at Burnaby Road junction and footway closure (south side) during City Fibre works. Diversions in place.
26 Oct - 27 Oct Fawcett Road junction with Stansted Road - Road closure (night)
Road closure for ironwork replacement
26 Oct - 1 Nov - Doyle Avenue (Northern Parade to Conan Road) Road closure
Diversions in place for City Fibre works
26 Oct - 9 Nov - West Street & Bathing Lane - Road closure and two-way signals in place. Temporary suspension of one-way system & loading and waiting in Bath Square.
To carry out works on damaged building, including crane works. Diversions in place.
26 Oct - 13 Nov - Station Road, Drayton - Road closure
Storm water connection work for new development. Diversions in place.
26 Oct - 13 Nov - Velder Avenue - Prohibition of loading and waiting
Temporary restrictions in place for City Fibre ducting works
26 Oct - 1 Dec - Raglan Street (Blackfriars Road to no 2 Raglan Street) - Temporary prohibition of waiting with multi-way lights in place
Repair works to stones and wall along side of rail tracks
26 Oct - 1 Dec - Dugald Drummond Street (Isambard Brunel Road to Greetham Street ) - Road closure
Closure while railway safety works take place
2 Nov - 4 Nov Fratton Road junction with St Mary's Road - Lane closure (nights)
Traffic signals maintenance at the Fratton Road/Lake Road junction. Multi-way lights in place.
2 Nov - 5 Nov - Southampton Road - Lane closure (nights)
Lane 1 closure from A27 to Allaway Avenue for installation of phone mast
4 Nov - 7 Nov - Fratton Road junction with Lake Road - Lane closure (nights)
Traffic signals maintenance at the Fratton Road/Lake Road junction. Multi-way lights in place
16 Nov - 18 Dec - Nelson Road - Road closure
Southbound from Sultan Road and prohibition of waiting on East side for water main repair
23 Nov - 28 Nov - Goldsmith Avenue (Fernhurst Road) - Multiway lights (nights)
Temporary lights in operation for pole and cabling installation
14 Dec - 18 Dec - M275 - Northbound flyover closure, northbound and southbound lane closures (nights)
Closures in place for road cleansing
Right to Rent Scheme Update
Changes have been made to the Right to Rent Scheme, to make it easier for landlords and letting agents to carry out checks and simpler for individuals to prove their right to rent. These changes will come into force on 2 November. The Right to Rent Scheme is currently in force in England only.
The changes enable landlords and letting agents to use a new Home Office online checking service, available from 25 November, on GOV.UK, to undertake right to rent checks. Furthermore, the list of documents a landlord or letting agent can accept as proof of right to rent has been updated to include a short UK birth and adoption certificate and documents issued to non-EEA family members under the EU Settlement Scheme.
Written & oral information and advice from the Portsmouth & District Private Landlord's Association is given in good faith, but no responsibility whatsoever is accepted by the Association or it's officers for the accuracy of it's information & advice nor shall the Association be held responsible for the consequences of reliance upon such information.