Fundraising target for area’s landlords network

PUBLISHED: 17:00 11 August 2016

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A group of Weston landlords, which is taking North Somerset Council to court over a licensing scheme, says it needs to raise between £12,000 and £15,000 to make the legal action possible.

The Somerset Property Network is taking the council to a judicial review over its plans to introduce a mandatory landlord licensing scheme in November for landlords who have properties in Weston town centre. This means landlords will have to pay £320 per property for a five-year licence, if the property is located in Central ward or part of Hillside ward.

Landlords who do not meet the council’s benchmark standard could be taken to court once the licensing scheme comes into effect.

However, the Somerset Property Network –which is formed of landlords – say the scheme unfairly targets those who keep their properties in good order.

The network now says it needs to raise money for the first phase of the judicial review and must meet its target by the end of this week, in order to fight the plans.

Search for Somerset Property Network on Facebook to donate.

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