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Success! Bournemouth Rejects Selective Licensing - 14 November 2017
If you heard a collective sigh of relief in the Bournemouth area this week it is from the news that Bournemouth Council have rejected plans to introduce a Selective Licensing scheme in the areas of Boscombe East, Boscombe West, East Cliff and Springbourne. A Bournemouth Council cabinet meeting held last week decided to not pursue a Selective Licensing scheme, at this time, ... more
Local Authorities' obsession with "studentification" harms everyone - 10 October 2017
University towns are ushering in controversial new planning restrictions in a bid to stop the "studentification" of certain areas. Article 4 directions can stop landlords converting family homes into Houses of Multiple Occupancy (HMOs) - the shared houses commonly associated with student living. The directions work in two ways - they can stop a particular type of development (for example the creation ... more
Mid Devon Landlord Networking Event - 29 September 2017
Mid Devon introduces the first event of its kind aimed directly at all local property landlords. Taking place at Muddifords Court Country House, on Wednesday 8th November 2017 from 5pm to 8pm. The keynote speaker is star of BBC's Escape to the Country, Jules Hudson. Workshops are run by BBC's Homes under the Hammer regular ... more
Bath & NES Council Considering New Planning Restrictions - 11 September 2017
This month sees the start of Bath and North East Somerset Council's consultation on an Article 4 planning restrictions in relation to HMOs. 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 ... more
New HMO Legislation Implemented in Cornwall - 13 June 2017
After a consultation last year, Cornwall Council have announced that this month would see the start of a new Article 4 direction. This scheme will come into force on 16th June 2017 and effect the area of Falmouth. The full designation map can be seen here. What is an Article 4 Direction? Article 4 directions restrict permitted rights either in relation to ... more
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