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.
Do you have properties in Leeds? If so, you may be interested in, or already a member of, the Leeds Rental Standard Scheme. The scheme offers a large number of benefits for landlords with properties in the Leeds City Council area, and requires details of your NRLA membership for you to benefit from inclusion.
The NRLA is urging landlords to make their views heard on plans to introduce licensing schemes in a number of towns and cities across the country. To help members learn more about consultations, the NRLA has developed a toolkit exclusive for members.
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 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.
Landlords who want to convert family homes in Birmingham into small HMOs will need to submit planning applications to do so under new plans revealed by the city council.
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.