Licensing and Fees
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Licensing Considered by Luton Council - 10 July 2017
This week Luton Council has announced the start of a Selective Licensing Consultation. Luton has proposed this licensing scheme in five of its wards, the consultation ends Friday 15th 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 Councils must consult with all affected people, such ... more
Selective Licensing Approved in East Staffordshire - 23 June 2017
Following a consultation earlier this year, East Staffordshire have confirmed that they have been given approval to start a Selective Licensing in the area of DE14, inner Burton. The scheme will come into force on 12th September 2017, private landlords will have to ensure that they have applied for a licence by this date. The fees are as follows: <table summary="Selective Licensing ... more
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
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
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