Peterborough City Council
SAVE HUNDREDS ON YOUR LICENSING FEES
By December 1st of this year landlords in some parts of Peterborough will need to apply for a licence for each of their properties. Landlords who are accredited with a nationally recognised organisation, such as the Residential Landlords Association, will qualify for a discount of up to £700 on license fees if they apply before November 30th.
Accredited landlords will pay only £50 licence fee per property instead of £600 a property for a single let or £750 for a house in multiple occupation.
To join the Residential Landlord Association's Accreditation Scheme landlords and to qualify, pay £99 for a Principles of Lettings (POL) training course or £59 POL online course and £79.95 for RLA membership.
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