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.
As part of our ongoing work into the enforcement of housing standards and the value of local licensing schemes, we are launching a regular series investigating individual local authorities and how they regulate the private rented sector. This week we look at at Birmingham City Council.
Landlords in Morecambe have longer to have their say on plans to introduce two licensing schemes in the town, after the Council extended a consultation.
Landlords in Birmingham are urged to check if their property requires a licence, after two large licensing schemes commenced this week.
Landlords with rental properties in Rusholme, Longsight, Levenshulme and Moss Side are advised to check whether their property will require a selective licence, after four new schemes were announced by Manchester City Council.
Landlords with rental properties in Manchester are being urged to respond to a consultation on plans to introduce a new selective licensing scheme in the city.
A city-wide selective licensing scheme will come into force in Oxford on 1st September 2022.The new scheme will make it a requirement for all privately rented homes in the city to have a licence, to operate lawfully.
A new selective licensing scheme came into force in Liverpool on 1st April 2022. All privately rented homes across sixteen wards in the city must have a licence. Landlords can still apply for the early-bird discount, which has been extended until the end of July.
The Senedd's Local Government and Housing Committee has published its report following its inquiry into Second Homes in Wales. The Committee has made 15 recommendations to Welsh Government including the NRLA's call for the use of consistent definitions of what 'second homes; are when designing policies.
A new selective licensing scheme will come into force across Liverpool next month. From 1st April 2022, all privately rented homes across sixteen wards in the city must have a licence.
MK Council has launched a new accreditation scheme for landlords to improve standards and deliver better homes for tenants.