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Residents in Ormskirk invited to nominate good causes to receive support from Taylor Wimpey

TAYLOR Wimpey is offering the opportunity for a good cause in Ormskirk to kick start 2020 with a ₤500 donation. The home builder is inviting the community to let them know which local groups, organisations or individuals they think are deserving of a helping hand towards achieving their New Year's goals. Be it a contribution towards some much-needed new equipment, a personal fundraising challenge, or anything in between, Taylor Wimpey wants to hear from you.  Residents can submit their suggestions by emailing the name of the nominee, along with a brief description of why they have been nominated, to TWNWCommunityChest@OneBrandMagic.Co.UK

All nominations will need to be received by Friday, 14 February 2020, and only 1 email per person will be counted. The group, organisation or individual with the most nominations will be awarded the ₤500 donation. Stuart Craig, sales and marketing director at Taylor Wimpey North West, said:- "We are delighted to offer the opportunity for a deserving group, organisation or individual in Ormskirk to start the new year with a donation. We are committed to giving back to the local communities in which we're building and hope that our support will go some way towards helping the winner of our competition to achieve their 2020 goals. We look forward to receiving your nominations and announcing the winner."

Further Information about the competition is available online on the Taylor Wimpey Highgrove Park and you can also go online to find out about some of the causes that Taylor Wimpey has previously supported.

Landlord branded:- 'not good enough' for operating unlicensed property

The Landlord Licensing team with partners from Merseyside Police and Mersey Fire and Rescue Service during a day of action in the City.

A Landlord has been judged to be:- 'not good enough' for operating an unlicensed property and ignoring Liverpool City Council's requests for information. 79th Luxury Living (Lilley) Limited, based in Southport, was charged with failing to license 12 Cromarty Road, located in Old Swan, in contravention of the 2004 Housing Act. The company was also charged with failing to comply with 2 notices requiring certain documents to be produced.  Having initially pleaded not guilty in October 2019, it changed its plea to guilty at a hearing at Liverpool Magistrates Court, on Monday, 6 January 2019.  The City's Landlord Licensing scheme is aimed at setting minimum standards in terms of:- gas, fire and electrical safety, and the conditions attached to the licences are designed to drive up standards of property management.  District Judge Jack McGarver said there had been a:- "complete failure" by the company to comply with Liverpool City Council's Selective Licensing Scheme, which he deemed:- "vital" in ensuring the safety of tenants and the proper regulation of the sector, and that it was:- "not good enough" that the company had failed its obligations. The company was fined ₤5,100, plus costs of ₤1,131.79 and a victim surcharge of ₤170, bringing its total bill to just over ₤6,400.

Landlord Licensing began in 2015, and so far, 49,000 licences have been issued; there have been around 20,000 compliance actions; more than 2,000 legal and fixed penalty notices have been issued and over 150 landlords prosecuted. Tenants and members of the public can check if a property has the required Landlord Licence at:- Liverpool.Gov.UK/LandlordLicensing and report unlicensed properties to:- Unlicensed.Landlord@Liverpool.Gov.UK.

A bid to renew the scheme for another 5 years from April 2020 has been submitted to the Government. Liverpool City Council's Deputy Mayor and Cabinet member for housing, Cllr Lynnie Hinnigan, said:- "Landlord Licensing is delivering better conditions for tenants in privately rented properties and making sure they are not at risk from things such as dangerous electrics, faulty gas appliances or a lack of fire doors. This case is yet another example which shows that where landlords do ignore the law they face a hefty fine when we take them to Court."

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