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Category: ghretnfqgevpepdg Israeli reporter hounded by Prime Minister Netanyahu

first_img Organisation RSF asks ICC prosecutor to say whether Israeli airstrikes on media in Gaza constitute war crimes IsraelMiddle East – North Africa Protecting journalists CorruptionPredators Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalists RSF_en News May 28, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders (RSF) deplores the repeated verbal attacks on Israel’s Channel 12 crime reporter Guy Peleg in recent months by Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu and his Likud party. These irresponsible and dangerous attacks have unleashed a torrent of violent reactions against this journalist, RSF said. Help by sharing this information September 5, 2019 – Updated on September 6, 2019 Israeli reporter hounded by Prime Minister Netanyahu IsraelMiddle East – North Africa Protecting journalists CorruptionPredators to go further News May 16, 2021 Find out more News Receive email alerts June 3, 2021 Find out more News At least three messages attacking Channel 12 were posted on Netanyahu’s Facebook page on 30 and 31 August alone, one of them directly targeting Guy Peleg. It was accompanied by a photo of him with the words “Fake news,” alluding to his publication of leaks from criminal investigations into alleged corruption involving the prime minister.“By participating in this way in a smear campaign against a media outlet and by targeting a particular journalist, the Israeli prime minister is helping to foment a climate of hatred against the media,” said Sabrina Bennoui, the head of RSF’s Middle East desk. “Comments and behaviour of this kind are not only appalling but also prejudicial to the electoral process and Israeli democracy as a whole.”The newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth has reported that Channel 12 had to assign a security detail to Peleg because of the threats against him on WhatsApp and other social networks. One of these messages said: “You are inciting hatred against Bibi [Netanyahu’s nickname], God will make you pay.”Netanyahu called for a boycott of Channel 12 on Facebook on 30 August, just hours after the electoral commission rejected Likud’s request for the TV channel to be banned from broadcasting further leaks from a corruption case in which he is allegedly implicated. The prime minister accused Channel 12 of “attacking Israeli democracy” and trying to influence the results of the parliamentary elections scheduled for 17 September.The prime minister’s son, Yair Netanyahu, has meanwhile been urging Peleg’s detractors to refer to him as “Pinocchio” instead of “Dumbo” in order to make fun of his physical appearance. In reaction, many journalists and hundreds of Israeli citizens have voiced support for Peleg by sharing the slogan “I am Guy Peleg” on social networks.According to the tally kept by The Seventh Eye, an Israeli NGO, Netanyahu and his son attacked Peleg more than 60 times on social networks from May to June, and attacked Channel 12 more than 140 times.Israel is ranked 88th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists Follow the news on Israellast_img read more

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Category: ghretnfqgevpepdg Security forces now biggest enemy for Iraqi journalists

first_imgNews Police used force to turn reporter Sami Ez-Al-Dine and cameraman Esam Omar of satellite TV station Turkmen Ele away when they went to cover a party at the police academy in Kirkuk (255 km north of Baghdad) to mark National Police Day on 9 January. Police officer Samad Mustafa Abdullah pushed Omar violently and threatened him. The cameraman complained to the Kirkuk police chief. Yesterday, the security forces denied Al-Baghdadiya TV journalists access to the scenes of the series of explosions that had just taken place at hotels in the centre and west of Baghdad. Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan News The latest series of bombings in Baghdad, yesterday afternoon, were targeted at the city’s main hotels, which house many Iraqi and foreign news media. The offices of the Al-Hurra TV station were damaged and many journalists sustained minor injuries. IraqMiddle East – North Africa Here are details of incidents that have been brought to the attention of Reporters Without Borders in January alone: Police in the province of Maysan (365 km southeast of the capital) issued a decree on 7 January banning journalists from doing any reporting in public places – including photographing public buildings or organising meetings – without prior permission from the provincial authorities. The ban poses a major obstacle to journalists, who now need a permit to gain access to information. December 28, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts IraqMiddle East – North Africa News RSF_en Organisation center_img January 26, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Security forces now biggest enemy for Iraqi journalists RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” February 15, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Iraq Journalist Abass Al-‘Idani was threatened and beaten with a gun by security guards on 19 January in Basra, 550 km southeast of Baghdad. News to go further After a bomb went off in a market in Najaf (280 km south of the capital) on 14 January, many journalists were prevented – on the provincial governor’s orders – from covering the scene of the explosion or going to the hospitals where the victims were taken. Cameramen Haydar Hussein Yaly of Afaq TV, Ali Algam of Al-Fayha’a TV and Haydar Salih of Al-Ettijah TV were insulted and struck in the face or body by city policemen, who also broke freelance journalist Ali Al-Tayar’s camera. Army personnel prevented an Al-Baghdadiya TV crew from continuing to film in the city of Mahmoudiyah (25 km south of the capital) on 16 January. Soldiers asked the crew to produce the permits they were supposed to have obtained from the city authorities before starting to film. The crew had been shooting the daily programme Yes’ed Sabah ya Iraq (Good Morning Iraq) which Al-Baghdadiya broadcasts live from the streets of different cities every morning from 7 to 8. December 16, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders condemns this indiscriminate violence against Iraqi civilians but points out that the situation for journalists in Iraq has evolved a great deal in the past two years. Nowadays, the main problem for Iraqi journalists is unwarranted violence and gratuitous threats from the security forces (above all the police and army). Help by sharing this information Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security”last_img read more

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Category: ghretnfqgevpepdg Jaguar Land Rover set for major expansion in Shannon

first_imgBusinessNewsJaguar Land Rover set for major expansion in ShannonBy Staff Reporter – May 24, 2018 6508 Jaguar LandRover who are opening a new operation in Shannon. DRIVERLESS cars and significant job creation are key elements of the Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) company’s vision for its operation in Shannon.That’s according to Paul Girr, chief engineer with the car manufacturer who are currently developing a 33,000sq ft workshop and 55,000sq ft office space that will form the base for their Irish operations.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “JLR is changing from being a UK focused manufacturing company to a worldwide research and development company, and Shannon is just one part of that.“That’s because of the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) network in the Mid West and the companies that are already here who help create an ecosystem for us to collaborate in.”These elements have been key to the 12-month growth and success of JLR since they moved to Shannon last year.Opening with just 12 staff, JLR said in January that it would create 150 jobs at a new software development centre in Shannon and this week the firm’s chief engineer said that the office will have all of those jobs filled by the end of the summer.Having ramped up its hiring plan, Mr Girr said that this is a tremendous advantage for the company and the investment it is putting into the region.“We are on a pretty aggressive growth plan for the Shannon site and hopefully we can keep growing from there and we don’t plan to stop. There is no end of projects around that.”He said that the Shannon site and its function within the company’s portfolio was focused on software development and autonomous driving with full connectivity to the car.A core function of the Shannon operation is to develop the technology for smartphone users to immediately become connected to their cars.“What happens now is that you can become disconnected from your device when you sit in to your car but we are developing ways to stay connected and Shannon is key to this development.“We want to be at the forefront of testing for autonomous driving in Shannon and we have an initiative going on around Enterprise Ireland and the IDA together with other companies to make the Mid West a testing ground for this.”Maintaining its reputation for safety through collaborations with top companies in the region, is something that is very important to the company.“When we started this journey in Shannon we had 12 very skilled software engineers but we also told the story of the ecosystem and the partners that we had around. So this began to grow,” Mr Girr explained.“Automotive is not about going out buying parts anymore. Automotive is about collaborations with other companies that allow us to bring in new talent and upskill that talent.“A 55,000sq ft office facility will be ready by the start of next year and a 33,000sq ft high-class workshop will be used for specialist fitting of sensors for vehicles to test and extract data from the vehicles.“The way we test vehicles is that we take a $200,000 vehicle and pull it apart. We hack all the wires and hook it up to a bunch of sensors and testers and start running our tests.“That vehicle will never be put back together again and will be scrapped at the end of the process.“It is a crying shame to see the vehicle at the end of the process, but it is absolutely crucial to proving that the software and systems in that vehicle are safe.“If you have a four, five or six-year-old child at home now, in ten years time they might never have to do a driving test. That is how fast we are moving.“They might always expect to go on their app, call a car, it might not be their car as it could be shared, but they would call a car that would pick them up and drop them off.“They would have no issues around insurance, tax or the repair costs as they would be all built into the hire of the car – imagine if that was all done through that connected element of an app.Mr Girr said that the technological advances pioneered in Shannon had been enhanced by links to the local third level colleges such as the artificial intelligence masters courses at the University of Limerick.“The collaborations we’ve had with the universities and heads of departments have been hugely positive in the development of suitable programmes and courses to fulfil the talent needs.“They were looking for course feedback and we are very willing to give that and help develop the courses,” he explained.Mr Girr said that the excellent software engineers that have emerged from third level colleges including LIT and UL, “have been very complimentary into building an organisation from 12 people last year to almost 90 on-site now with a line of sight to 150 by the end of the summer.Looking further down the line, he said that car manufacturer wanted to look at introducing the apprenticeship schemes that are operational in the UK.“We bring in a huge number of apprentices every year and they are anything from three to five years depending on the area they get in to but we would be looking to skill them up through software development.“I would like to see apprentices come through a similar scheme and push them on to potentially become the chief executive of JLR,” he declared.Paul Girr was speaking in Dromoland Castle at the Skillnet Mid West seminar on innovative ways to attract and retain talent.Read how driverless cars in the Jaguar Land Rover plant are advancing here. Limerick businesses urged to accept Irish Business Design Challenge TAGSbusinesscarClaredevelopmentdriverlessindustryJaguar Land RoverJLRJobslimerickShannon TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Print Twitter Facebookcenter_img Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? Previous articleDriverless cars on the road to the futureNext articleFormer TV Dragon to give insightful business talk in Limerick Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Exercise With Oxygen Training at Ultimate Health Clinic Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Linkedin Advertisement Email Ann & Steve Talk Stuff | Episode 29 | Levelling Up last_img read more

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Category: ghretnfqgevpepdg Gardai searching for another person recover man’s body in Killybegs

first_img NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly A man’s body was taken from the water at Killybegs Harbour today– after a search was launched for a different person.The body taken from the water beside a slipway near the Garda station was of a 50-year-old man from the Glencolmcille area who was last sighted on Wednesday.Gardai said they were looking for another person at the time, a 91-year-old suffering from dementia who went missing from Killybegs Community Hospital about noon today.Gardai said they were investigating whether the body they found fell from a trawler. A spokesman said: “At this stage we are treating it as a drowning.” LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Gardai searching for another person recover man’s body in Killybegs RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Newsx Adverts Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Twitter WhatsApp Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH By News Highland – January 20, 2012 Facebookcenter_img Pinterest Twitter Previous articleDerry City Traffic and Car Parking 3pm updateNext articleDonegal TD calls on Michael Noonan to apologise for emigration remarks News Highland WhatsApp Google+ Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Pinterest Facebook Google+ Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this weeklast_img read more

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Category: ghretnfqgevpepdg Public need more information on 110kv line plans – Cllr O’Domhnaill

first_img 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twitter By News Highland – June 2, 2011 Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Newsx Adverts WhatsApp Pinterest WhatsApp A Donegal County Councillor says that Eirgrid and ESB networks should be doing more to inform the public about the 110k volt power line which is being constructed across Donegal.It was confirmed this week that ground work on the project will start this month, 60% of landowners have so far been contacted, with the majority allowing the companies access to their land.However a sizable percentage have yet to be consulted or have refused access – because this is deemed an essential infrastructural project, if necessary CPO’s can be enforced to ensure it goes ahead.Councillor Seamus O’Domhnaill says Eirgrid need to give the public more information if they expect them to co-operate:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/seamusesb.mp3[/podcast] Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Google+center_img Facebook Previous articleLGH offering advice on haemochromatosisNext articleGirls rescued from burning building in Derry News Highland Google+ Twitter Facebook Public need more information on 110kv line plans – Cllr O’Domhnaill Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

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Category: ghretnfqgevpepdg SC Issues Notice On Plea By MGP Leader Seeking Directions To Goa Assembly Speaker To Decide On Disqualification Of 2 MLAs

first_imgTop StoriesSC Issues Notice On Plea By MGP Leader Seeking Directions To Goa Assembly Speaker To Decide On Disqualification Of 2 MLAs Sanya Talwar20 July 2020 8:18 PMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to the Speaker of Goa Legislative Assembly on a plea filed by Maharashtrawadi Gowantak Party (MGP) Leader Sudin Dhavalikar, seeking issuance of directions to the Speaker to decide disqualification petition filed against 2 defected MGP MLA’s, pending since May 5, 2019.A bench of Chief Justice SA Bobde, Justices AS Bopanna &…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to the Speaker of Goa Legislative Assembly on a plea filed by Maharashtrawadi Gowantak Party (MGP) Leader Sudin Dhavalikar, seeking issuance of directions to the Speaker to decide disqualification petition filed against 2 defected MGP MLA’s, pending since May 5, 2019.A bench of Chief Justice SA Bobde, Justices AS Bopanna & V. Ramasubramanium while issuing notice in the petition tagged it a plea pending adjudication, i.e. Girish Chodankar V. Goa State Legislative Assembly & Ors. wherein a direction has been sought to the Speaker of Goa Legislative Assembly in order to take a decision on the disqualification of 10 defected Congress MLA’s within one month.The instant plea contends that the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Goa has “abandoned his jurisdiction/duty to decide disqualification petition which has been pending since May 3, 2019″ and that it has been more than a year since the issue surfaced. The plea states,”As per the mandate of the Tenth Schedule and the judgment of this Hon’ble court in Keisham Meghachandra Singh V. Hon’ble Speaker Manipur Legislative Assembly and others, the speaker is required to decide a petition of this nature within a reasonable period of time and in any case, absent exception circumstances, within a period of 3 months.”The petitioner states that the aforesaid timeline as prescribed in law has been long breached and that the Respondent No. 1 has acted in blatant violation of Article 14 in as much as no action has at being taken by a constitutionally bound functionary”.While stating that by failing to take any steps qua disqualification of the petitioner, the Speaker of the Assembly has completely violated all principles of natural justice and rule of law as traceable to Article 14 of the Constitution.Additionally, the plea prays that the defected MLA’s be disqualified from functioning and acting as Ministers and Members of the Legislative Assembly in terms of the order dated 18.03.2020 in Keisham Meghachandra Singh.Notably, the instant petition has been tagged with Goa Congress President Girish Chodankar’s plea which has also sought restraining the 10 defected MLA’s to BJP from officiating as MLA’s and Ministers and that the Speaker has violated the deadline of 3 months to decide disqualification which has been set by the Supreme Court in its recent ruling pertaining to the Manipur MLA Defection issue.Chodankar’s plea challenges the merger of the Congress group comprising 10 MLAs with the BJP as there was no “split” in the party or its Goa unit.The petition also relies on observations of the Supreme Court which said Parliament should “rethink” whether the Speaker of a House should continue to have powers to disqualify lawmakers as such a functionary “belongs to a particular political party”.The instant petition has been filed by AOR D. Kumanan, Partner, Lawmen & White.Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

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Category: ghretnfqgevpepdg Deadly Colorado school shooting revives memories of past tragedies

first_imgTom Cooper/Getty Images(DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo.) — The deadly school shooting in Colorado Tuesday brought back familiar feelings of grief and fear for local parents, including the district attorney who will be handling the case.“If you had suggested to anybody behind me or in this room that within 20 years in 20 miles we would have dealt with Columbine, the Aurora theater, Arapahoe High School, the shooting of Zack Parrish and four other deputies, we’d have thought you mad, and yet here we are again,” District Attorney George Brauchler said at a news conference Wednesday.His comments come as the community in Douglas County, Colo., grapple with the aftermath of the shooting at the STEM School in Highlands Ranch, which left one victim dead and eight others injured. Two suspects are in custody.“There are those that won’t be classified as victims [who are] feeling it right now,” he said, specifically talking about mothers and fathers who he said will be having serious conversations about whether or not to send their kids to school.“My kids are going to go to school today and I recommend everyone else send their kids to school too,” Brauchler said.“These are aberrant acts,” he went on. “The problem is when you get three or four or five of them in a 20 mile [area]” people start to think they aren’t as uncommon as they seem, he noted.“This is not who we are and my concern is … this becomes how people view us,” Brauchler said.Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock said an investigation into Tuesday’s shooting is underway and law enforcement officials are still trying to determine a motive.The two suspects – an adult and a juvenile, both of whom attended the school – were apprehended by responding officers in two different parts of the school. The adult, who was identified by officials as Devon Erickson, 18, is set to have an advisory hearing Wednesday afternoon. The juvenile suspect has not been publicly identified.Spurlock said that three of the wounded remain in intensive care but the other five students have all been released from local hospitals. All of the injuries – as well as the fatality – were the result of gunshots.Few details about how the shooting unfolded have been made public. But Spurlock did say that the suspects entered the school, which does not have metal detectors, in the middle school section. There was an armed security guard at the school, but after police were notified of a shooting, officers on street patrol were at the scene in less than two minutes.“Once at the school, they immediately engaged the suspects and started to rescue the children that were injured,” Spurlock said, clarifying that shots were not exchanged between the officers and the suspects.Spurlock said that two pistols were used in the shooting. The state’s red-flag laws, which help prevent certain individuals from buying guns, would not have applied in this case because “neither one of them is of legal age to purchase a gun anyway.”Gov. Jared Polis asked for the community to come together and support one another, saying, “We’ve been no stranger to tragedy.”“We are a resilient state, whether it’s in the face of fire floods or human tragedy like this,” Polis said. “America has seen too many of these senseless acts of violence.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Category: ghretnfqgevpepdg New York woman arrested for allegedly harassing 2-year-old with genetic disorder

first_imgRiley thanked authorities for their “diligence and dedication” as well as their compassion in investigating the case.“Although I knew there was a possibility for negativity I never expected to receive the messages that were sent to me,” Riley said in a statement. “Over the past year I have fought a battle I never thought I would fight and I felt fear no mother should feel.”Sewell was charged with aggravated harassment, stalking, and a hate crime with aggravated harassment, police said. She was still being housed in the Ulster County Jail as of Sunday, a representative for the jail told ABC News. It is unclear if she has retained an attorney.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserve View this post on Instagram Ulster County Sheriffs Office(MELVILLE, NEW YORK) — A New York woman has been arrested for allegedly harassing a child with a genetic disorder, according to police.Krista Sewell, 26, of Melville, allegedly posted messages threatening the child, who has a “severe genetic disorder that affects the skin” on Facebook, Instagram and a GoFundMe campaign benefiting the child’s family, according to a press release by New York State Police.The Long Island woman also allegedly mailed threatening letters to the child’s home, police said.The 2-year-old girl, Anna Riley, lives in Ulster County in the Hudson Valley and suffers from harlequin ichthyosis, which causes skin abnormalities that affect breathing and movement.On Sunday, after the news of Sewell’s arrest became public, Riley wrote on Instagram that she refuses for her daughter “to hide from her disorder with some sort of shame about having different skin.”“One day she will have to go out on her own to face the world and I will do everything in my power to make sure she has the confidence that is needed,” Riley wrote. “I hope so much that people learn there is someone on the other side of their keyboards and it’s not ok to send hateful messages.”center_img As a mother it is my number one priority to protect my children. I refuse for Anna to hide from her disorder with some sort of shame about having different skin. One day she will have to go out on her own to face the world and I will do everything in my power to make sure she has the confidence that is needed. I hope so much that people learn there is someone on the other side of their keyboards and it’s not ok to send hateful messages. @mui_thomas92 and I have been targeted by the same person and I’m happy to say she has been arrested. #lovenothate #kindnessmatters #visibledifference ***make sure you check out my story for a link to the nbc pieceA post shared by Jennie (@harlequindiva) on Nov 10, 2019 at 6:55am PSTlast_img read more

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Category: ghretnfqgevpepdg Flooding in Kentucky sparks rescues, evacuations for seniors

first_imgwelcomia/iStockBy EMILY SHAPIRO and MAX GOLEMBO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Up to 5 inches of rain has slammed parts of Arkansas, Kentucky and Tennessee, leaving residents stranded, roads washed out and buildings flooded.In London, Kentucky, the London-Laurel County Rescue Squad used a raft to rescue a woman trapped in her car Sunday night.In Salyersville, Kentucky, a nursing home evacuated its residents due to a high risk of flooding, the staff told local station WYMT-TV.In Powell County, Kentucky, all learning is remote on Monday due to the flooding.Thunderstorms also brought damaging winds to Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama and Mississippi, knocking down power lines and trees.Officials are urging residents to drive with extra caution.The flooding rain is expected to subside Monday.To the north, a snowstorm brought up to 1 foot of snow to the Dakotas and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, causing numerous accidents.In the Northeast, after a mild and rainy weekend for millions in the Northeast, arctic air is returning.By Tuesday morning, the wind chill — what it feels like — will plunge to -13 degrees in Boston, 2 degrees in New York City and 9 degrees in Philadelphia.The National Weather Service warned that frostbite on exposed skin can occur in as little as 10 minutes for those in New England.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Category: ghretnfqgevpepdg All lettings agents to face mandatory PRS registration, former ombudsman says

first_imgHome » News » All lettings agents to face mandatory PRS registration, former ombudsman says previous nextRegulation & LawAll lettings agents to face mandatory PRS registration, former ombudsman saysReport by Lewis Shand Smith and a major housing policy think tank proposes several radical changes for agents and landlords within the private rented sector.Nigel Lewis11th September 202001,263 Views A new report has recommended that letting agents should be forced to sign up with a central register listing those operating within the private rental sector, including landlords.Written by former housing ombudsman Lewis Shand Smith, his Consumer Rights in the Private Rented Sector has been paid for by The Smith Institute, a think tank that was founded during 1996 in memory of the late John Smith, former leader of the Labour Party.The proposal to set up a national agent register mirrors similar proposals within Lord Best’s RoPA report and is just one of a dozen significant changes to the PRS it proposes to give tenants greater rights, protection and power.Backed by former shadow housing minister John Healey, the report says tenants should be given the same rights as those who use financial services or utilities.Other proposals which are likely to ruffle feathers within the industry include:Reform of redress and dispute resolution by introducing mandatory membership of the Housing Ombudsman Service for private rented sector landlords and lettings agents;Replacing ASTs with open-ended, flexible tenancies;Instigating a review of current deposit providers and, if they are found wanting, consider a government-run National Tenancy Deposit Scheme instead.Meera Chindooroy, Deputy Director of Campaigns, Public Affairs & Policy at the NRLA, says: “We agree that tenants should be seen – and treated as – consumers within the PRS, but we would caution that the PRS is very different to other sectors this report mentions including financial services and utilities.“Unlike in those sectors, ‘consumers’ in the PRS have responsibilities as well as rights.”Read the report in full.Read more about Shand Smith.NRLA Lewis Shand Smith Meera Chindooroy September 11, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

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