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Dates for 2018: Licensing Update - 15 December 2017
2017 has felt like a very busy year for local authorities and licensing. Perhaps it is because this was the year I was appointed the RLA's first Local Government Officer? Or- maybe it is was the almost 30 local consultations I responded to? And while we are yet to finish our advent calendars, local authorities are already working well into next year. So, ... more
Bedford Announce HMO Licensing Consultation - 6 November 2017
Landlords and letting agents in Bedford have until the 18th December 2017 to respond to Bedford Borough Council's proposal to renew their existing HMO additional licensing scheme. Bedford's current scheme is due to come to an end next year in May, if this scheme is approved, it will extend the scheme for a further 5 years. The consultation comes to an ... more
Test Valley Landlord and Letting Agent's Forum - 29 September 2017
Test Valley Borough Council invite all their Landlords and Letting Agents to a free forum. It is to be held on Thursday 12th October, from 9am to 12:30pm at Test Valley Borough Council, Beech Hurst, Weyhil Road, Andover, SP10 3AJ. The agenda includes: Homeless Reduction Act April 2018 Role of the Private ... more
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
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
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