The important regional news stories affecting landlords in England and Wales, including news of licensing consultations and schemes and the NRLA's latest responses to these.
Landlords are being urged to respond to licensing consultations that affect them. Some of the councils currently consulting on licensing schemes include Manchester City Council and Newcastle City Council. NRLA members can learn more about how to respond to consultations that affect them by logging into the NRLA's licensing toolkit.
Landlords with rental properties in Salford are being urged to have their say on plans to introduce a borough wide additional licensing scheme in the city.
The NRLA is urging landlords to respond to local authority licensing consultations.
Denbighshire County Council recently approved plans to renew and expand an additional HMO licensing scheme in Rhyl, Prestatyn, Denbigh, and Llangollen.
The NRLA has responded to a consultation on plans to renew a selective licensing scheme in the London Borough of Harrow. The association has objected to the plans, calling for the consultation to be redone.
Landlords are being urged to make their views heard in a new consultation launched by Liverpool City Council on plans to introduce a selective licensing scheme covering more than 80% of privately rented properties in the city.
Camden Council has announced an additional licensing scheme is to be renewed for another five years.
Newcastle City Council has extended the deadline for landlords to comply with two licensing schemes introduce in April, for a second time.
Landlords in Birmingham who want to convert a property into a HMO will now have to apply for planning permission to do so. The new Article 4 direction came into force on Monday 8th June and the existing Article 4 Direction covering the areas of Selly Oak, Harborne and Edgbaston was also rovoked on this date.
Landlords have accused Coventry Council of being irresponsible for ignoring government coronavirus guidelines by going ahead with plans to implement a licensing scheme for private rented housing.