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Oldham Council staggers Selective Licensing implementation date

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Oldham Council has contacted the RLA with news that the Council will be implementing their Selective Licensing scheme in various stages throughout the area. St Mary’s is first area to be licenced with the designation coming into force on 1st May…

Oldham Council has contacted the RLA with news that the Council will be implementing their Selective Licensing scheme in various stages throughout the area. St Mary’s is first area to be licenced with the designation coming into force on 1st May.

For more information visit Oldham Council’s Selective Licensing webpage, click here.

Licences cost £490 per property and will last the full five years of the scheme, subject to fit and proper person tests and other Licensing conditions. The condition requirements include gas safety certificates, electrical appliances and furniture kept in safe condition, and smoke alarms fitted and in good working conditions. Full conditions can be found here.

The full roll out is as follow:

St Mary’s – 1st May

Hathershaw – 6th July 2015

Waterhead – 6th July 2015

Hollinwood – 1st September 2015

Primrose Bank – 1st September 2015

Coldhurst – 1st January 2016

Oldham Edge – 1st January 2016

Alexandra – 1st January 2016

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  • I am really not happy about this. They only have to look at neighbouring Manchester council to see licensing does not work well. Mcr tried it and are now moving away from this approach.
    I think the main reason Oldham are going for it is simply to tax landlords. They are spending and borrowing a fortune and need every penny they can borrow, beg or steal…

    • so true – I really cant see how they can justify such a tax. I’ve not seen anything that backs up what the council claim

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