Friday 14 December True Grit

With all the gritters fully serviced, more than 326 grit bins on the streets filled with salt, and 1,100 tonnes of salt in stock, the council is ready for the onset of winter. Officers monitor road c…

Friday 14 December Rogue landlords ordered to re-pay illegal income or face prison

A court has ordered a husband and wife landlord team to pay back £322,282 in illegal income, following a prosecution by Brent Council.   The confiscation order was made at Harrow Crown Court on 12 D…

Friday 14 December Beware the loan sharks this Christmas

Loan sharks are being targeted as part of a national campaign aimed at clamping down on illegal money lenders. The England Illegal Money Lending Team (IMLT) launched a social media campaign to give u…

Thursday 13 December Licensing enforcement makes legal history against racketeering landlords

Brent's licensing enforcement team wins historic victory against rogue landlords under Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) Rogues are slammed with £244,367 penalties under POC Unprecedented POCA case sees B…

Thursday 13 December Community Cashback

With cranes dotting the Brent skyline, regeneration projects are continuing to help pay for community benefits across the borough through the Community Infrastructure Levy. The Community Infrastructu…

Tuesday 11 December More than a million TV viewers tune into Brent’s crackdown on rogue landlords

TV viewers across the UK watched Brent's enforcement team raid unlicensed properties during a BBC 1 show on daytime TV. The council officers featured in episode nine in series one of the BBC 1 show, …