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The 'Metro Mayors' are coming - will we even notice? - 3 May 2017
Overshadowed by the snap General Election, six city-regions will elect Metro Mayors on May 4th. A new concept for English local government outside of London, will they really improve our leading cities, or create a new layer of bureaucracy and conflict? A ‘Metro Mayor’ will be the chair of a combined authority that has agreed a devolution deal with central ... more
Salford City Council Announce Licensing Consultation - 5 April 2017
This week, Salford City Council have announced the start of a Selective Licensing consultation in parts of the Charlestown and Lower Kersal areas. The Housing Act 2004 gives councils the power to introduce selective licensing schemes for privately rented properties in either the whole or part of their areas and in May 2007, Salford City Council became the first Council in ... more
Gateshead Propose Further Selective Licensing - 3 April 2017
Gateshead Council have announced two Selective Licensing consultations, both which will close on the 11th June 2017. The first scheme is the proposed introduction of selective licensing in the The Avenues area of Shipcote, and the second is a re-designation of selective licensing in Central Bensham. The Housing Act 2004 gives councils the power to introduce the licensing of private rented homes, within ... more
Selective Licensing Approved in Scarborough - 14 March 2017
Scarborough Borough Council have announced plans to go ahead with Selective Licensing in parts of the Castle and North Bay wards, following a consultation last year. The designation was made on 3rd March 2017 and will come into effect on 1st July 2017, the scheme will come to an end in June 2022. The fee for the licence will cover the whole ... more
Durham City Start Consultation On Letting Boards - 16 January 2017
Durham County Council are allowing members of the public, landlords, tenants, and estate agents the opportunity to have their say on how letting boards are displayed in the city center. In 2009 Durham Council introduced the non-compulsorily Voluntary Code on Letting Boards, which encouraged agents and landlords to be more considerate to the conservation areas of the city when erecting letting boards. However, ... more
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