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Licensing scheme to be introduced in Slough

Victoria Barker
Written by Victoria Barker

Slough Borough Council is to introduce a new property licensing scheme in the town this July.

The new scheme will mean that all landlords of Houses of Multiple Occupation in Slough will be required to obtain a licence in order to rent out the property lawfully.

In addition to this, a new selective licensing scheme will be introduced, covering parts of the Chalvey and Central wards.

The Council estimates that in Central and Chalvey wards, 50% of all homes are privately rented accommodation.

Early-bird discount for landlords

Landlords who apply for a property licence early will be able to receive a discount, the Council has confirmed.

Landlords who apply for an Additional Licence, required for all houses in multiply occupation properties, before 1 October will be able to make the most of an early bird discount. They will only be required to pay £450 for a HMO of up to six rooms. There will be an additional charge of £30 per extra room after the initial six.
Licence applications made before 1 October under the Selective Licensing Scheme, for all rental properties within a designated area, will be subject to a charge of just £200. Licences last for up to five years.

For more information about the new scheme, including the boundaries for the new selective licensing scheme, click here.

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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