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West Lindsey District Council
Guildhall
Marshall
Gainsborough
Lincs
DN21 2NA

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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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Redbridge first Council to bring Licensing scheme to Secretary of State

Redbridge first Council to bring Licensing scheme to Secretary of State

On 9thJune Redbridge Councillors approved proposals for a Selective Licensing scheme of privately rented properties. However, new rules require the Council to present the scheme to the Secretary of State for DCLG, the Rt Hon Greg Clark MP, for approval. Mr Clark could prevent the scheme from going live. It will be interesting to see the result, as this is the first case these new rules will deal with.New stipulations, which came into force on 1st April, will prevent Local Authorities from being able... more

London - 2015-06-11 10:17:54

Just One Councillor to take Camden HMO Licensing Decision

Just One Councillor to take Camden HMO Licensing Decision

The Residential Landlords Association has written to Camden Council urging reconsideration of a borough-wide additional licensing scheme for houses in multiple occupation (HMOs). The Council’s Cabinet delegated responsibility for determining the scheme to its lead member for housing, meaning just one Councillor, Patricia Callaghan, has the final say on whether thousands of homes will require a licence to be legally let.The consultation ended on 5thMay, having been extended following the Enfield decision that councils must consult with those affected in neighbouring authorities.  Cllr Callaghan is expected to take her... more

London - 2015-06-04 18:47:26

Selective Licensing round up - May 2015

Selective Licensing round up - May 2015

Landlords who operate within the following areas will need to make sure that they have the appropriate licences in order to remain legally complaint. Licensing schemes remain a popular tactic for Local Authorities to improve standards in privately rented properties and several schemes have come live recently or will come into force shortly. Rotherham; Waltham Forest; Oldham; Tower Hamlets all feature.Government Revisits Selective Licensing rules: Recently it was decided that, after 1stApril 2015, Local Authorities would have to apply to the Housing... more

London - 2015-05-18 15:45:55

Croydon Council green light Selective Licensing

Croydon Council green light Selective Licensing

Croydon Councillors recently announced that proposals for a Borough wide ‘Selective’ Licensing scheme for private landlords will go ahead after an extended consultation period and suggestions that such a scheme could not be implemented after a letter from Housing Minister Brandon Lewis. The Councillors defiantly announce the scheme will go ahead on 1st October of this year.Minister of State for Housing and Planning for the DCLG wrote a letter to Local Authorities about revisions to Selective Licensing schemes. Under new stipulations, coming into force on 1stApril, Local Authorities... more

London - 2015-03-25 11:54:34

Universal Credit begins phased national roll-out

Universal Credit begins phased national roll-out

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has announced the ‘national’ roll-out of Universal Credit (UC) has started, with over 150 jobcentres over the next two months due to handle UC claims. However, it will only be single claimants and couples with no children that are eligible for the scheme. Landlords cannot be paid directly as the scheme combines various benefit payments into one lump sum.The roll-out sees people in Yorkshire, Tees Valley, London, The Highlands, Thames Valley, and Gloucestershire, able to claim the benefit. ... more

London - 2015-02-17 12:26:14