Bristol City Council has launched a consultation that is looking into proposals to introduce additional licensing requirements to 12 wards in the City.
The twelve wards are Clifton Down, Central, Cotham, Clifton, Hotwells and Harbourside, Southville, Windmill Hill, Ashley, Bishopston and Ashley Down, Easton, Lawrence Hill, and Redland.
If the licensing scheme gets approval following the consultation on the plans, landlords with properties in these areas will be charge a fee for licensing their properties. The cost of this fee is yet to be confirmed.
The proposed additional licensing will apply to houses or flats (HMOs) that are let to three or more people who aren’t related and who share some facilities, like kitchens or bathrooms.
Have your say
People can find out more and have their say by filling in a survey available online at www.bristol.gov.uk/licensingscheme.The consultation closes on 13 May 2018.