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.
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.
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.
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.