Local Government South East

Licensing plan for Bournemouth landlords

Sally Walmsley
Written by Sally Walmsley

Bournemouth Council is considering new plans to introduce selective licensing.

Under proposals mooted this summer the council is planning to introduce some form of licensing in Boscombe and the surrounding areas as part of the work of the Boscombe Regeneration Partnership.

The borough council is currently holding talks about what form this will take ahead of approaching the cabinet for approval to begin an official consultation next month.

The local authority has yet to reveal how the licensing scheme will work – or whether any kind of co-regulation scheme could be included.

It had discussed introducing licences for landlords back in 2012, but abandoned the scheme to concentrate on using existing powers to hold criminal landlords to account.

  • The Bournemouth and Poole Landlord Exhibition is being held at the Bournemouth International Centre next month. The free event will run from 10am-6pm on Tuesday, October 4th and includes seminars throughout the day offering help and advice to landlords, with more than 60 exhibitors also attending.

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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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