Landlords and letting agents in several towns and and cities in England, including Newcastle and Slough, are being invited to have their say on licensing proposals currently under consultation.
Newcastle City Council is consulting on plans to introduce both selective and additional licensing in the city. The proposed schemes look set to bring in over 18,000 properties into the scope of licensing.
Landlords with properties in Newcastle can read more about this consultation and have their say on the proposals via the Council’s website here.This consultation will close on 27th January 2019.
Other proposed licensing schemes in England that are currently under consultation
Middlesborough Council Middlesbrough Council is proposing to introduce Selective Landlord Licensing in a part of the Newport ward.
All private rented properties located in the designated area in Newport will be required to be licensed (there is a proposal document for list of exemptions). Any properties that are currently licensed as a House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) will not need to apply for a Selective Licence. This consultation closes on Monday 28th January and landlords can read the proposals and have their say here.
Slough Slough Council is consulting on two licensing proposals in the town. The first proposal is to introduce a borough-wide additional licensing scheme, and the second proposal is to introduce a targeted Selective Licensing scheme in the Central and Chalvey wards of the town. The Council are running drop-in sessions for landlords in the town later this month who want to learn more about the proposals. This consultation closes on 31st January, and you can have your say on the Council’s website here.
- Want to learn more about selective licensing and additional licensing? Have a read of our respective guides on our website.
- The RLA aims to respond to selective and additional licensing consultations. If you know of a current consultation in your area then please leave a comment below. You can read the RLA’s previous responses to local Government consultations on our Campaigns and News Centre.
- Last year, the Government launched a review into Selective Licensing. The results of the review are expected to be published this Spring.