Tagged: licensing scheme

Government’s stance on landlord licensing schemes to be put to the test

Government’s stance on landlord licensing schemes to be put to the test

Redbridge London Borough Council has submitted a request for all of its private rented properties to be licensed. This will test the government’s apparent opposition to council-wide landlord licensing schemes having previously announced that...




Landlords and Letting Agents await details of proposed mandatory licensing

Landlords and Letting Agents await details of proposed mandatory licensing

The private rented sector in the UK said it is surprised about proposals to introduce a mandatory licensing system due to be in the Queen’s Speech at the opening of the new parliament this...




Number of housing prosecutions in Newham council far exceeds all other London boroughs put together

Number of housing prosecutions in Newham council far exceeds all other London boroughs put together

London Property Licensing, a property consultancy specialising in licensing regimes for privately-let properties, says there have been 580 housing prosecutions in London under the Housing Act 2004 in the three years to March 2014. The...




ARLA backs government curb on outbreak of landlord licensing schemes

ARLA backs government curb on outbreak of landlord licensing schemes

The Association of Residential Letting Agents has thrown its weight behind a bid by the government to curb the outbreak of landlord licensing schemes introduced by councils across Britain – the schemes which ARLA...




Croydon council set to push through landlord licensing

Croydon council set to push through landlord licensing

In response to the announcement from housing minister, Brandon Lewis, that from April 1 any landlord licensing scheme will require specific ministerial approval, Croydon council officers are recommending to their councillors – who meet...




New restrictions to licensing schemes announced by housing minister

New restrictions to licensing schemes announced by housing minister

The housing minister, Brandon Lewis, has moved to curb any new selective licensing schemes of private rented homes. New restrictions will come into force on April 1. From this date councils will require specific...




Are you risking heavy fines by operating an HMO without the correct licence?

Are you risking heavy fines by operating an HMO without the correct licence?

Licensing for all HMOs was introduced from October 2000 to try and improve standards in the sector, in terms of both physical accommodation and the management of tenancy issues. However, many landlords are risking...




Requirement for all Welsh letting agents and landlords to be licensed

Requirement for all Welsh letting agents and landlords to be licensed

After the Housing (Wales) Act 2014 becomes law all letting agents and private landlords in Wales will have to be licensed. The Welsh Agents and Landlords Licensing Scheme (WALLS) will require “fit and proper”...




Campaign launched against licensing schemes in the private rented sector

Campaign launched against licensing schemes in the private rented sector

The new national campaign against selective licensing schemes is to seek a legal opinion on the issue of tenants’ legal rights to the peaceful enjoyment of their property. The launch comes as Liverpool city...




Welsh private rented sector to experience massive changes

Welsh private rented sector to experience massive changes

The private rented sector in Wales is to experience massive changes after the Housing Wales (Bill) was approved this week. Landlords and letting agents will not only have to be registered, but if they...