Woking Selective Licensing Consultation
Woking Council is proposing a new 3 year Selective Licensing scheme in parts of the Town Centre and Maybury areas. If approved, the licence could set landlords with houses in the designated areas back £560. Over the last 3 years Woking's housing market has been subject to increasingly high demand, the council puts this down to location, employment opportunities, and Woking's unique environment. Woking has become the second most expensive place to rent a double room in the UK, beating London in the polls and narrowly missing out to Guernsey.
The consultation closes 30th April 2017, the RLA will be replying to oppose the introduction of licensing, as we do with all proposals, and we urge our members to do the same.
To learn more about the consultation proposed by Woking Council, visit our Campaigns and News Centre: Woking Announces Delective Licensing Consultation.
Licensing and Fees
|Mandatory Licensing||More Information|
|Selective Licensing||Under Consultation|
RLA’s Rent Smart Wales training given top audit rating - 17 August 2017
The RLA’s Rent Smart Wales training has been given the scheme’s top ‘High Assurance’ rating following its first audit by a RSW inspector. The audit report praised the professionalism of the management, quality control and performance management systems as well as the association’s clear customer service and equality policies. It also awarded the RLA the highest rating of ‘low risk’ all areas ... more
Include Rent Payments in Credit Scores - 17 August 2017
Rent payments should be included when calculating credit scores to support tenants wanting to buy a home of their own. That’s the call being made following a survey of almost 3,000 landlords carried out by the Residential Landlords Association (RLA), which found that 61 per cent of landlords would support such a move. At present, credit rating agencies do not routinely include rent ... more
RLA launches new fire safety course - 16 August 2017
The RLA has launched a new online fire safety course for landlords and agents. Since the Grenfell Tower tragedy left the nation reeling, fire safety has never been far from the headlines, with landlords across the board contacting the RLA for more guidance when it comes to keeping tenants safe. In response to this the association has developed an interactive fire safety course ... more
Calling All Fylde Coast Landlords! - 16 August 2017
All Fylde Coast Landlords have been invited to the Fylde Coast Landlords' Forum. This meeting will be held in Blackpool Town Hall, Talbot Square, Blackpool on Thursday 7th September 2017. Doors open at 5:15pm for a 5:30pm start. The meeting is open to all landlords, regardless of portfolio or experience. The agenda will include: <li ... more
Home Office trialling new Right to Rent service - can you help? - 16 August 2017
The government is looking for volunteers to test a new service to help landlords whose tenants’ documents are held by the Home Office. Right to Rent legislation requires landlords who rent out a room or property in England to check that their tenants are living in the UK legally. Most landlords or their agents will do this themselves by checking the tenant's ... more
Events and Training
|National Landlord Investment Show East London||6th September 2017||More Info|
|Property Investor & Homebuyer Show||6th October 2017||ExCel, London||More Info|
|Property Investor & Homebuyer Show||20th April 2018||More Info|
|RLA Online Training||More Info|
|Legionella||7th September 2017||London||£190 to £220||Book Now|
|Electrical Safety||12th September 2017||London||£144 to £180||Book Now|
|Leasehold Service Charges||21st September 2017||London||£200 to £250||Book Now|
|Principles of HMO's||26th September 2017||London||£150 to £169||Book Now|
|Principles of Lettings||28th September 2017||London||£99 to £135||Book Now|
|Agents Guide to Lettings||5th October 2017||London||£150 to £170||Book Now|
|Gaining Possession||10th October 2017||London||£150 to £169||Book Now|
|Principles of Lettings||18th October 2017||Newbury||£99 to £135||Book Now|
|Capital Gains Tax||24th October 2017||London||£148 to £185||Book Now|
|Property Tax||25th October 2017||London||£165 to £189||Book Now|
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