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Have your say in local licensing consultations

Victoria Barker
Written by Victoria Barker

Landlords and letting agents are being encouraged to have their say in licensing consultations which are currently being run by several local authorities.

The RLA aims to respond to all local authority licensing consultations. Please see below for a list of current ongoing licensing consultations. You can have a read of the RLA’s previous responses to local authority licensing consultations here.

Coventry Council

Coventry Borough Council is currently running a consultation on plans to introduce a large proposed licensing scheme in the city. If the scheme goes ahead, it will impact 37 locations and affect over 9,000 properties. The consultation closes on 20th March 2019, and you can read more about the proposals and have your say on the council’s website here.

Hounslow Council

Hounslow Council’s additional licensing scheme is due to expire in May 2019. The Council has launched a consultation on whether the scheme should be extended for another five years.
The proposed scheme will apply to shared HMOs with three or more persons.  The consultation runs until 3rd April 2019 and landlords can have their say on the plans on the council’s website here.

Waltham Forest Borough Council

The Council is consulting about proposals to designate the borough, or a large part of it, as subject to two licensing schemes, under Parts 2 and 3 of the Housing Act 2004, with effect from 1st April 2020. The consultation closes on 29th April 2019 and you can have your say here.

Weymouth and Portland Borough Council

Weymouth and Portland Borough Council are currently running a consultation on plans to introduce a selective licensing scheme in parts of the Melcombe Regis ward. To find out more about this and have your say, head over to the council’s website. This consultation closes on 12th April 2019.

Learn more about licensing
  • Read more about selective licensing in our online guide
  • Read more about additional HMO licensing in our online guide
  • If you are aware of any other licensing consultations that are currently ongoing, please let us know by leaving a comment below this article.

About the author

Victoria Barker

Victoria Barker

Victoria is the Communications Officer for the RLA.

She is responsible for producing articles for our Campaigns and News Centre, the weekly E-News newsletter and media review, and creating social media content. She also contributes to our members magazine, Residential Property Investor.

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