Residential Landlords Association criticises licensing schemes
The Residential Landlords Association has criticised local authorities that charge landlords for licences solely to collect information on the number of landlords in an area, claiming that such licensing schemes were “without reason”. It also described licensing schemes as a tax upon tenants, as landlords pass the costs of licensing on.
The RLA made its attack after a new letter sent to all councils in England from the Department for Communities and Local Government made it clear that they already have the power to ask tenants for information about a property’s tenure and landlord identity.
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