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Licensing approved for Oxford

Oxford City Council’s ‘selective licensing’ scheme was given the green light, meaning that all private rented homes in the city will need a licence from September. Just under half (49.3 per cent) of all Oxford’s homes are privately rented. An independent review in 2020 found that more than a fifth (6,200) of the 30,500 homes […]

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Government gives approval for extension of licensing scheme

THE Government has formally granted approval for the extension of two selective landlord licensing schemes in Burnley for a further five years. The previous schemes in Burnley Wood/Healey Wood and the Leyland Road areas of the town, which covered 2,000 houses, expired at the end of last year. While there was an improving picture in both areas, […]

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Licensing scheme offers discount for good EPC rating

Applications open later this week for one of the country’s largest and most controversial landlord licensing schemes – in Liverpool. The new scheme runs until April 2027 and covers no fewer than 45,000 properties in 16 wards of the city. Landlords signing up before the end of June this year get an early bird discount […]

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£5000 fine for Haringey landlord who let unlicensed HMO

A Haringey landlord has been fined £5000 by the council’s Private Sector Housing Team for letting an unlicensed HMO (House in Multiple Occupation) in Boreham Road, N22. The fine was issued after the landlord ignored repeated warnings from the council to obtain a license to continue letting the property. The landlord appealed the fine to […]

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Redbridge – proposed Additional HMO licensing (Closes 7th March)

The London Borough of Redbridge is currently running a twelve week consultation on plans to renew an additional HMO licensing scheme in the borough, for another five years. If approved, the scheme would apply across all wards in the borough. Have your say on the proposals here.

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Another new HMO Licensing scheme approved

Proposals to introduce an additional licensing scheme for Houses In Multiple Occupation (HMOs) in and around the high street and central areas of West Bromwich have been given the go-ahead. The decision to approve the plans follows an extensive 12-week consultation which took place from January to April last year, seeking views on proposals to […]

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Scottish Government pushes ahead with plan to license Airbnb-style rents

THE Scottish Government is pushing ahead with plans to introduce council licences for short-term lets and Airbnb-style rentals. Ministers want to tackle the growth of Airbnb-style rentals in popular tourist areas such as Edinburgh and will ask individual councils to set the requirements for granting a licence while allowing uncapped fees to cover the costs. […]

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Large fine for landlord who failed to licence

A landlord operating a House in Multiple Occupation without a licence has been fined £5,000.An officer from Chesterfield council carried out an inspection at the property in November 2020 which confirmed the house was being operated as a licensable HMO, but the owner had not applied for a licence. At Derby Magistrates Court the landlord, Andrew […]

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Liverpool Council Landlord Licensing Scheme approved by government

The government has approved a comprehensive Landlord Licensing Scheme by Liverpool City Council, which will cover around 80% of privately rented properties in the city. The scheme is based on poor property conditions, targeting 16 wards in the city where at least one in five homes is owned by a private landlord. Around 45,000 of […]

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