On 20 September the Tory government scrapped their temporary suspension of landlords’ rights to serve eviction notices. Tenants across the country can face losing their homes if they fall behind with rent due to short-term hardship during the Covid-19 crisis.
Assia Shah, Whalley Range Labour candidate in May 2021, says “I’m really concerned about the impact this may have, especially in Whalley Range and Moss Side with many people living in rented accommodation – it could lead to huge stress and worry for people who might be in temporary money difficulties through no fault of their own. The Councillors and I strongly support the Labour leadership in calling for the eviction ban to be extended at least until there is a proper plan to take us through this crisis”.
It’s not Whalley Range. But Chorlton is nearby, and for better or worse many Whalley Range residents visit the shops and facilities there and will be interested in how the area may change in the next few years. Manchester City Council are inviting your comments on three significant development sites in the Chorlton area – Chorlton Precinct, the land off Ryebank Road and the former Chorlton Baths. For more information see the Council website here, and you can pick up copies of the consultation documents at Chorlton Library. The deadline is 15th December.
A landlord has been fined £108,000 and ordered to pay the Council’s costs after being found guilty of breaking a number of safety rules and other requirements at properties in Whalley Range, following an investigation by Manchester City Council’s Housing Enforcement and Compliance Team. Continue reading →