Tuesday, 20 August 2019 17:47

Update on Nitrates Issue / Planning Ban

Update on Nitrates Issue / Planning Ban
Following on from last months item, several members of the PDPLA attended a follow on meeting aimed at briefing Penny Morduant MP ahead of a meeting with the Housing Minister.
Wednesday, 31 July 2019 12:39

Nitrates Concerns Stop New Developments

Nitrates Concerns Stop New Developments
There was much discussion at our July meeting about the Natural England concerns about new residential development in the Solent area being likely to increase nitrates in the harbours and thus harm wildlife. As a result, almost all new developments are being refused planning permission…
Wednesday, 31 July 2019 12:29

Selective Licensing Not Debated By PCC

Selective Licensing Not Debated By PCC
Before Brexit and Donald Trump, there was a belief in the Western world that politicians strived to do the right thing and made decisions in line with their manifesto to improve the lot of their constituents. That all changed in 2010, when no party won…
Wednesday, 31 July 2019 09:27

Licensing Appeals Update

Licensing Appeals Update
As reported at our July member meeting, the PDPLA supported a number of members with appeals against licensing decisions of PCC.  These properties were all approved for HMO licences under Bruce Lomax’s regime but rejected when they requested the same approval for the same number of…
How To Succeed With Portsmouth HMO Planning Applications
If you are planning to create or change an HMO, one of the biggest challenges can be getting the necessary planning approvals.  We increasingly see councillors worrying about potential issues which, if they received correct advice from council officers, they would know were not an…
Portsmouth HMO Planning Rules About To Change Again
After losing so many appeals because they rejected applications for HMO's which met the conditions in Portsmouths  existing HMO SPD (Strategic Planning Document), the team at PCC are trying to rewrite the rules to give them grounds to reject more of the HMO applications which…
Monday, 29 July 2019 17:13

PDPLA Events Manager Wanted

PDPLA Events Manager Wanted
* Job Advert * Work From Home * 2 - 3 Hr Per Week General Role Description: To make arrangements ahead of PDPLA (Portsmouth and District Private Landlords Association) meetings and events so that they run smoothly, and their content is interesting, and informative and…
Rents Increase As A Result Of The ‘Tenant Fees Ban’
There was an article in the Guardian suggesting that landlords are being urged to increase rents by their letting agents in order to make up the shortfall in the letting agents income due to the Tenant Fees Ban and we were asked by Cllr. Sanders…
Saturday, 29 June 2019 17:56

Shelter Report Needs More Work

Shelter Report Needs More Work
This article is copied from the RLA news this month in case you missed it -  The RLA believe that Shelter’s claims over the impact of changes affecting the private rental sector in Scotland are misleading. Scotland has recently abolished so called ‘no-fault’ evictions and…
Saturday, 29 June 2019 11:03

Forms Available Supporting Tenant Fee Ban

Forms Available Supporting Tenant Fee Ban
Thanks to local solicitor and PDPLA member John Saulet for sharing links to the government forms to be used in relation to the tenant fee ban introduced on June 1st and reported here previously.
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