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Landlords encouraged to speak up about licensing

Wednesday 10 April 2019

Landlords are being encouraged to have their say in licensing consultations which are currently being run by several local councils.

The Residential Landlords Association aims to respond to all local authority licensing consultations, and has collated a list of current schemes.

Weymouth and Portland Borough Council – closes April 12
Weymouth and Portland Borough Council are currently running a consultation on plans to introduce a selective licensing scheme in parts of the Melcombe Regis ward. To find out more about this and have your say, head over to the council’s website. 

Waltham Forest Borough Council – closes April 29.
The Council is consulting about proposals to designate the borough, or a large part of it, as subject to two licensing schemes, under Parts 2 and 3 of the Housing Act 2004, with effect from 1st April 2020. The consultation closes on April 29 and you can have your say here.

Leicester Council – closes May 5.
Leicester City Council is considering the introduction of Selective Licensing to areas of the city where there are high levels of private rented accommodation. These include parts of Braunstone Park and Rowley Fields, Castle, Fosse, Saffron, Stoneygate and Westcotes. The council is seeking the views of residents to help build a development case for selective licensing. Read more about this and have your say, here.

Salford City Council – closes May 8.
Salford City Council is proposing to designate a Selective Licensing scheme in the Langworthy, Weaste and Seedley area of Salford.  Have your say here.

Liverpool City Council – closes May 26.
Liverpool City Council is currently consulting on plans to extend its city-wide licensing scheme. To have your say and find out more about meetings that the Council are running on the plans, click here.

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