Tagged: licensing scheme

Residential Landlords Association criticises licensing schemes

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...




RLA calls on councils to drop licensing schemes

RLA calls on councils to drop licensing schemes

The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) has called on councils to drop licensing schemes in light of the government’s new Housing and Planning Bill which makes clear that local authorities can use council tax registration...




Scottish Government launches code of practice consultation for letting agents

Scottish Government launches code of practice consultation for letting agents

A consultation period for a proposed code of practice for letting agents has been launched by the Scottish Government. Included in the proposals are requirements for letting agents to undergo training before they can...




Misinformation being spread in relation to new licensing system

Misinformation being spread in relation to new licensing system

From autumn 2015 all private landlords who rent out accommodation in Wales will be required to register with Rent Smart Wales under part 1 of the Housing (Wales) Act 2014. In addition, those agents...




The effects of the Budget and future of licensing schemes

The effects of the Budget and future of licensing schemes

The start of July saw the first Budget from the Conservative Government and despite pleas to the Chancellor ‘to seize the opportunity to encourage growth in the sector by introducing changes to the tax...




Rent Smart Wales, launches this autumn

Rent Smart Wales, launches this autumn

A new compulsory licensing and registration scheme for landlords is to be launched in Wales this autumn.  The new scheme will require landlords to register themselves and their properties.  If a landlord wants to...