Labour council warns landlords will be served with ‘anti-social orders’

25 May 2021 | Renting

Labour council warns landlords will be served with ‘anti-social orders’

A Labour council in London is taking the unusual measure of threatening landlords with community protection notices – associated with anti-social behaviour – if their tenants do not comply with recycling rules.

The Islington Gazette newspaper reports that the local council has voted to fine letting agents or landlords £47.14 and not empty their bins if their tenants have breached the rules on so-called contamination. 

With the bins not emptied by council operatives, the landlord themselves would then be asked to empty the bin. 

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A councillor described by the newspaper as the local authority’s “eco chief” is quoted as saying: “It is anticipated that a charge will encourage managing agents and landlords to work with us to proactively engage with their residents to raise awareness of recycling and to reduce levels of contamination.”

You can see the report here.

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