Some of the bully fines being thrown at us this winter.
10 common property laws that you might not know about - and personally, all these fines, are an outrage.
Not fixing a leaky tap
Fine - £1,000
You could be fined £1,000 for not repairing a leaky tap, according to The Water Industry Act.
The act states that homeowners are required to fix any leaky taps within a ‘reasonable amount of time’.
The Office of Water Services (Ofwat) has said that water undertakers should expect homeowners to fix leaky taps within 24 hours of becoming aware of them.
Tell that to the water companies who loose through their own leaky pipes MILLIONS OF GALLONS OF WATER EVERY SINGLE DAY - so if they think i am going to pay a fine if I have a leaky tap, they are quite delusional.
An untidy garden
Fine - £500
Under the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976, the law requires homeowners to keep their gardens in good condition
Messy gardens can attract vermin, pests and can even be a fire hazard.
So the elderly lady who cannot manage the garden any more is in for a fine ? Talk about bullies and while it is important to maintain your property, the council is hardly one to speak when we see the mess they leave behind after any work they have done. Hardly set a good example.
Not displaying your house number clearly
Fine - £500
According to the Street Naming and Numbering (England) Regulations 1999, homeowners are required to display their house number clearly.
Your house numbers should be placed in a visible location where they can be seen from the street.
It should be made of a durable material that’s at least 3 inches high.
What utter and complete garbage. THOUSANDS of homes have no number on just in my area alone, and are they all in for a fine now. How stupid is this,. How moronic. To actually make it a fineable offense. Even with a number on the front of Hamilton Hall I STILL get morons ringing the door bell and asking if we are number 3 or 5 or whatever and I do point to the NUMBER THAT'S ON THE FUCKING DOOR and they go AWAY with a right flea in their rear. Morons...
Having an overflowing or broken bin
Fine - £500
Homeowners are also bound by The Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976.
This dictates that homeowners are responsible for ensuring their bins are not overflowing or broken or they could face a £500 fine.
It can take more than two weeks for a new bin to arrive after ordering one from your local council so it’s better to act fast if you notice a small crack.
The garbage men leave trash all over the road and do not pick it up after THEY spilled it - so are THEY to be fined ? More bullies at the hands of garbage men...???
Not maintaining your gutters and drains
Fine - £50-£5,000
According to The Building Act 1984, homeowners need to maintain their gutters and drains in a good state of repair.
Overflowing, blocked or broken drains could cost you up to a £5,000 fine.
The property experts recommend cleaning your gutters regularly, especially in Autumn when leaves are falling.
However, the fine for not doing so isn’t explicitly stated in law, and is set by your local council which can vary from £50-£5,000 in some areas.
Oh they can try and fine me, just see how that works out for them...
Parking in front of your neighbour's driveway
Fine - £100
The specific rule that prohibits parking in front of a driveway is Rule 243 in the Highway Code, which states: "Do not stop or park in front of an entrance to a property”.
So next time, if an unruly neighbour leaves a note on your car, maybe it’s your sign to park somewhere else and avoid facing up to a £100 fine.
I actually agree with this one as thoughtless drivers do block driveways and see nothing wrong, so a fine might teach them some decent manners. I have had local shoppers park in our car park as its free and they are charged to park when they go shopping so think its okay to use my car park, and I block them in with my car and make them wait hours to be able to get out again and I feel no guilt at all. WTF do they think they are ?
Throwing your TV in the bin
Fine - £5,000
Throwing your TV in the bin is illegal under the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013.
If you’re caught throwing your TV in the bin, you could be fined up to £5,000, and you could also be ordered to pay the costs of recycling your TV.
I couldn't find a picture of a TV in the bin, so here's a picture of a TV.... ha ha - And with that make up - he should be binned...
Having a broken fence
Fine - £500
According to the Building Act 1984, if your fence is damaged or falling down, you could be fined up to £500.
The specific rule that applies to fences is Section 38, which states: "Every owner of premises shall, so far as reasonably practicable, keep in repair and in good condition all buildings and fences on the premises”.
However, the fine for not doing so is not explicitly stated in law. The fine is set by the local council, and it can vary from £50 to £500.
Love to see the council uphold this is court - considering how many broken fences there are on council property.
Not having your log burner serviced at least once a year
Fine - £1,000
New regulations are in place for homeowners with log burners in the UK.
As part of the DEFRA Clean Air Strategy, homeowners are required to have their log burners inspected and serviced by a qualified engineer every year.
The regulations also state that you can use only low-smoke wood fuel, and install a carbon monoxide alarm in your home. Failing to comply could result in a £1,000 fine.
This actually does make sense - but such a fine is a bit overboard. In a day and age where gas and electric companies are dry humping us from behind and not even saying thankyou, many turn to cheaper ways of heating and log burners are a good choice. But you must use the correct fuel and not logs pinched from the woods.
Not repairing a dangerous crack in your property
Fine - £50 - £30,000
The Housing Act 2004 states that homeowners are required to repair any dangerous cracks, or they could be stung with a whopping £30,000 if one isn’t repaired.
However, the fine for not doing so is not explicitly stated in law and is set by the local council, which can vary from £50 to £30,000.
Well that really makes it clear as to what a dangerous crack actually is, and how would any council know unless they are spying on the state of all private houses while ignoring the housing shortage and the need to repair all their high rise blocks covered in flammable sidings, which councils HAVE LARGELY NOT EVEN STARTED TO RECTIFY while putting thousands of peoples lives at risk and while living in fear until the council gets its act together.
£5,000 fine for driving in gloves, coats, scarves warning
With the weather worsening, and temperatures falling, drivers are being warned that wearing winter clothes while driving could land them a £5,000 fine.
Wearing gloves, coats and scarves could impact your driving, and therefore put you at risk of receiving a fine. While it may be tempting to wrap up warm while getting behind the wheel on a cold winter’s morning, it could be costly. Rule 97 of the Highway Code states that drivers must have “footwear and clothing which does not prevent you using the controls in the correct manner.” Motoring experts have warned that gloves could hamper motorists due to a loss of grip on the steering wheel or gear stick. Scarves, meanwhile, could impact visibility, as could hats and puffy coats, the experts warn. Michael Bourne, group marketing director at National Tyres and Autocare, said: “Driving in outfits that impact your driving ability could cause an accident.
“Any piece of clothing that impairs your vision or prevents you from using the car’s controls could lead to a £5,000 fine and potentially three points on your licence.”
The Road Traffic Act warns that anything that obstructs the vision of a driver could be considered a hazard. If someone is caught with an object that obstructs vision, they could be hit with a £100 fine which could rise to £1,000 and three penalty points on their licence if the incident is taken to court.
John Bellamy Comments:
All this is designed to keep you living in a state of anxiety and fear - where the state keeps you anxious and scared. While You are anxious and scared, you are controllable by the state and to that whole scenario - I say GO FUCK YOURSELF. All this constant - and I do mean CONSTANT - E MAILS, PHONE CALLS, NEWS ITEMS , ALL THREATENING FINES FOR BREATHING, FINES FOR THINKING, FINES FOR SPEAKING UP AND EVEN FINES FOR WEARING THE WRONG SHOES, is pathetic in its deliberate implication to keep us all under control.
Fight against this bullying attitude,. Do your own thing and keeping it safe and sensible, fuck those who constantly throw this shit at us. Tell them to go fuck themselves and while I appreciate we need some controls in life, the constant - and I mean constant - barrage of articles in the media threatening us with fines for anything and everything is so heavy handed it makes people rebel and do wrong simply because they fight against tyrant and the bully state.
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