Bedford Borough Council

Bedford Borough Council
Borough Hall
Cauldwell St
Bedford
MK42 9AP
Bedford Borough Council

Contact Details

Phone: 01234 718638

Empty Homes

Phone: 01234 718681

Rent Deposit Scheme

Phone: 01234 221936

HMO Hotline

Phone: 01234 221763

Environmental Health Housing Team

Phone: 01234 227422

Housing Benefit & Council Tax

Phone: 01234 718097

Planning Enquiries

Phone: 01234 267422

Landlord Advice

Phone: 01234 718638
Local Events Date Location
Universal Credit/LHA 20/07/2017 South East
Principles of Lettings 23/08/2017 South East
Universal Credit/LHA 13/09/2017 South East
Arrears Management 14/09/2017 South East
Arrears Management 17/10/2017 South East
Principles of Lettings 18/10/2017 South East
Lettings for Landlords: The Basics 01/11/2017 South East

Local and National News

Two New Licensing Consultations Announced in Brighton & Hove - 23 June 2017

Brighton and Hove Council have announced today that they have begun a licensing consultation on two new licensing schemes, one additional and one selective. This proposal will affect over 27,000 properties. The consultation comes to a close 10th September 2017. Selective Licensing was introduced under the Housing Act 2004. The Housing Act 2004 says that before introducing selective licensing to any area local ... more

Stevenage To Implement Planning Restrictions on HMOs - 20 June 2017

This week, Stevenage Borough Council have confirmed that they are going ahead with plans to implement a borough-wide Article 4 planning restriction. Article 4 directions restrict permitted rights either in relation to a particular area or site, or a particular type of development anywhere in the local authority’s area. When an Article 4 direction is in effect, a planning application may ... more

Portsmouth Election Hustings - 26 April 2017

On 8th May 2017, just one month before the ‘snap’ General Election called by Prime Minister Teresa May, PDPLA supported by the Residential Landlords Association (RLA) will host an election hustings in Portsmouth. With 4,000+ landlords in Portsmouth providing nearly 25% of the accommodation in the city, which is also the most densely populated city in Western Europe, this one off ... more

Woking Announces Selective Licensing Consultation - 8 February 2017

Woking Council is proposing a new 3 year Selective Licensing scheme in parts of the Town Centre and Maybury areas. If approved, the licence could set landlords with houses in the designated areas back £560. After considering the proposed area, the local authority is encouraging all landlords, residents, and stakeholders to provide feedback on the proposal so that the council can ... more

RLA acts on Council Data Breach - 25 July 2016

RLA protecting landlords over Council error On Friday 22nd July, it was brought to our attention that Reigate and Banstead Borough Council had released thousands of landlords details into the public domain as part of a Freedom Of Information (FOI) request. The FOI request asked the council for details on landlords so an individual could contact them about buying their property. The ... more

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