Each new sublet registration is subject to an administrative fee of £25 per registered tenancy. This can be paid by cheque or postal order to the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. Alternatively, we can call you back to receive a debit/credit card payment over the phone. Arnold-Baker on Local Council Administration, often referred to as “the Bible,” is a comprehensive statement of the Municipal and Communal Councils Act in the form of a comprehensive but concise account, accompanied by extensive legal material. In this book, we examine the requirements of a valid Section 106 agreement and the underlying political context. Every day we also look at practical questions about how to resolve the content of agreements and how to resolve certain issues. Finally, we address the issue of the application of obligations in the event of non-compliance. Anyone who believes they have obtained a license agreement while they are actually a tenant should get urgent advice by turning to Housing Rights. Resident advisors can help the client gather evidence in order to present a case of trading standards, which are the law enforcement service for these offences. In Northern Ireland, commercial standards services are centralised and fall under the responsibility of the Department of the Economy. The freezing order may be requested by counsel against a lessor or an agent who has committed a prohibition offence.
The extent of what such an offence constitutes is defined by orders and the law defines the considerations that the court must take into consideration. A ban must last for at least six months and a fine for infringement can go up to a maximum of £5,000. The government will operate a database of “rogue” landlords and rental agents. Boards are responsible for updating the database when prohibition orders are issued and may use them in the performance of their duties. The law provides that councils have access to the information in the database, but the government does not intend to publish it at this time. To the extent possible, Council will consider these discussions to ensure that the guidelines are developed to meet the needs of Tower Hamlets. Council has regularly implemented models to assess the impact of many provisions of the Housing and Planning Act on Tower Hamlets and its occupants. We shared this modelling with other authorities and local governments when they asked for opinions on aspects of the law. This was usually in the form of written evidence.
Landlords who are not aware of the distinction between a rental agreement and a license should seek advice from Landlord Advice. In England, an agreement in which one person shares a dwelling with a landlord is excluded from a secure short property, but this is not the case in Northern Ireland, where you can draw up a rental agreement, even if you own the property with the other resident and live there. Shafiqur Rahman, a resident of Bethnal Green, was sentenced on August 1 to a two-year suspended sentence in Snaresbrook Crown Court. . . .