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East Staffordshire Borough Council consulting on selective licensing

Sally Walmsley
Written by Sally Walmsley

Landlords in parts of East Staffordshire may have to spend £680 per property on licensing their PRS homes.

East Staffordshire Borough Council is currently consulting on plans to introduce selective licensing to the eastern part of Anglesey ward.

All private landlords and agents who own or manage residential property in the designated area will have to register and obtain a licence for each of their properties under the plans.

The council claims licensing is necessary as the area suffers from a range of issues including poor property standards, poor management, low housing demand, high levels of anti-social behaviour and crime. It is currently classed as one of the most deprived areas in England.

The consultation period closes on Monday, December 19th.

To views the consultation document click here.

About the author

Sally Walmsley

Sally Walmsley

Sally Walmsley is the Magazine and Digital Editor for the NRLA. With 20 years’ experience writing for regional and national newspapers and magazines she is responsible for editing our members' magazine 'Property', producing our articles for our news site, the weekly and monthly bulletins and editorial content for our media partners.

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