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Nottingham City proposes to dump yet another tax via licensing on good landlords and raise itself £16m

17 November, 20160 Comments
Nottingham City Council has announced their desire to introduce citywide selective licensing across the 20 wards of Nottingham. This will represent one of the largest schemes in the Country impacting at least 26,250 properties at £600.00 per property. The council will employ an additional 74 officers to handle on average 5,250 applications a year. Under
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Manchester City Council Consulting on Selective Licensing Plans

25 August, 20160 Comments
Today it has been announced that Manchester City Council has launched a consultation on plans to introduce landlord licences, at a cost of up to £750 per property. The selective licensing scheme will initially focus on a small part of Crumpsall, covering an area of around 400 private sector homes, with further consultations to be
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Ealing Council; the latest to jump on the landlord licensing bandwagon

27 July, 20161 Comments
One of London’s largest boroughs will soon have to obtain a license to operate a house in multiple occupation (HMO). Ealing Council’s plans include introducing two new licensing schemes in January 2017, as they attempt to improve standards in the PRS in the borough. Home to more than 137,000 residential properties, there are around 36,000
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New housing minister is well known landlord licensing critic

22 July, 20160 Comments
The newly appointed housing minister is a well known critic of local authority licensing schemes governing the private rental sector, say the RLA. The association has discovered the views that Barwell, MP for Croydon Central, expressed when the local authority governing his own constituency was introducing landlord licensing in the past. Arguing that landlord licensing
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Councils on the warpath against unlicensed rental properties

04 July, 20162 Comments
As more selective licensing legislation is enacted by councils across the UK, Burnley Council is the latest to prosecute landlords responsible for unlicensed rented housing in the borough. In a bid to ‘help improve standards for landlords and residents’ in Burnley, selective licensing areas have been introduced in various parts of the borough. Aiming to
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Council Raid Discovers 70 Tenants in 4 Properties!

10 March, 20160 Comments
Barking and Dagenham Council have recently discovered four properties that have failed to sign up to the local authorities landlord licensing scheme. Across the overcrowded properties; one was divided into 6 units, another contained one room with 8 people living in it and another appeared to being used as a HMO (House of Multiple Occupation). A spokeswoman
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Only 2% of landlord licenses have been issued by Liverpool Councils

10 February, 20160 Comments
Following a Freedom of Information request from the NLA it was found that Liverpool City Council has issued just 2% of licensing applications since launching its citywide landlord licensing scheme in April last year. To show comparison, the London Borough of Newham processed 74% of their applications in the same time. The news comes as
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