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West Lindsey District Council
Guildhall
Marshall
Gainsborough
Lincs
DN21 2NA

www.west-lindsey.gov.uk/businesses/business-services/information-for-landlords/

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T: 01427 676676
E: customer.services@west-lindsey.gov.uk
Housing T: 01427 675187
E: strategic.housing@west-lindsey.gov.uk
West Lindsey District Council

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Brent proceed with licensing: selective and additional HMO licensing for private landlords

Brent proceed with licensing: selective and additional HMO licensing for private landlords

The RLA has received confirmation that the London Borough of Brent will proceed with plans to introduce licensing. Additional HMO licensing requires all HMOs to have a licence to be eligible for renting, while selective licensing designates areas where any privately rented properties must have a licence.Brent's Private Housing Services contacted the RLA to say:“The London Borough of Brent’s Additional and Selective property licensing schemes come into force on 1st January 2015 and it is important that members know that they probably need a Council licence. The Council... more

London - 2014-12-19 16:27:31

Bill Irvine: Universal Credit – a look to 2015 and beyond!

Bill Irvine: Universal Credit – a look to 2015 and beyond!

RLA trainer, consultant, and Housing Benefit expert Bill Irvine has written an update regarding Universal Credit (UC) and the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) time line for continuing roll out following an announcement from the DWP about plans for roll out in 2015 and beyondThis round of information will help private landlords with incoming changes regarding the on going roll-out of the Universal Credit scheme.Latest Roll out scheduleNov 2014: Universal Credit extended to families in Warrington and Wirral for new claims only.End of 2014: UC live in all jobcentres... more

London - 2014-12-12 12:23:03

Upcoming Local Council consultations

Upcoming Local Council consultations

RLA Campaigns work hard to ensure that Local Councils consider the viewpoint of private landlords by responding to all consultations we are aware of. However, it is imperative that you take the time to respond to proposals in your area. It has been shown that proactive landlords can sway judgement in some cases. Norwich, Southwark, Hastings, Islington, Worcester, and Redbridge landlords…take note!TheTenancies (Reform) Billand‘Right to Rent’ (immigration) checkshave dominated debates within the private rented... more

London - 2014-12-04 14:48:27

Smart Homes – energy improvement fund

Smart Homes – energy improvement fund

Landlords in several London Boroughs are eligible for grants of up to£6,000per property to install energy efficiency measures. London Boroughs of Camden, Enfield, Islington, Hackney, and Haringey are all part of a deal for private landlords to improve their properties.A Green Deal Assessment is required – which Smart Homes is subsidising for a rate of £50 per site – to access the grant. However, the benefits are undeniable. Examples of eligible measures include:- Boiler replacement External and internal wall insulation Roof insulation and draught proofing Electrical heating upgrades Replacement glazing / secondary... more

London - 2014-12-04 10:24:34

RLA responds to Camden proposals to manage HMOs with additional licensing

RLA responds to Camden proposals to manage HMOs with additional licensing

The RLA has submitted an objection to London Borough of Camden’s – Proposed Additional Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO) Licensing Scheme for all Wards. Camden Council is currently considering responses to their consultation that could see additional HMO licensing introduced in all wards in the borough. The Council has proposed the designation based on the suggestion that there are certain problems which relate to the supposed poor condition of HMOs such as waste and refuse issues, poor appearance of gardens and poor external appearance of properties. The RLA submitted a... more

London - 2014-12-02 09:58:25