Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Suspicious summons document

Please note that these articles give general guidance only and do not constitute legal advice. Always consult a trained legal adviser or legal counsel.
One point I would like to make known here. If you have received a summons from your local council for non payment of council tax, please ensure that the summons document displays the seal of the issuing court. What is a seal? A court seal is a stamp of the court that issued the document. All court documents must be sealed and issued, in other words they are not issued unless sealed. These are examples of court seals.....without the seal being displayed it is not a genuine court document and you have no need to act upon it for any reason.

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Campaign wins in Liverpool

Hi Tom

Thank you. Back in April, you - and more than 2,000 other Shelter supporters - joined our campaign against Liverpool's rotten homes.

You visited our spoof lettings agents on Lord Street and signed our petition, demanding Liverpool's first-ever elected Mayor put rogue landlords at the top of the city's agenda.

Thanks to you, Mayor Joe Anderson has pledged to:

Create a Rogue Landlords Hit Squad to seek out and investigate poor landlords and take appropriate action.

Adopt a Liverpool Standard for private rented housing in the city, which will include minimum standards based on the Decent Homes Standard and tenancy management best practice.

Re-launch the Landlord Accreditation Scheme, with a 'scores on the doors' service to recognise good landlords.

Set up a confidential freephone line where people can report unregistered or poor quality landlords, to trigger an investigation from the enforcement team.

Read the Mayor's action plan 

This is a great result - it will help hundreds of families in Liverpool suffering at the hands of rogue landlords. And shows that together, we really can make a difference.

Thank you,

Lotte and the Shelter campaigns team

PS - Want to help stamp out rogue landlords everywhere? Join our national Evict Rogue Landlords campaign

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