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.