New licensing scheme angers Peterborough landlords

Rubbish piled up outside a property in Peterborough
Rubbish piled up outside a property in Peterborough
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A controversial scheme to charge landlords housing tenants in parts of Peterborough has drawn heavy criticism.

Tariq Amim Mahmood, who owns properties inside and outside the targeted area of Gladstone, Millfield, New England and Eastfield, said he felt the scheme should be city-wide.

Himself and other landlords met with Peterborough city councillors on Sunday. He said: “We put our case forward that we felt discriminated and rogue landlords operate elsewhere.

“If there are rogue landlords the council should prosecute them.”

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