Landlords in parts of Peterborough will need licences to operate after the city council’s selective licensing scheme was given the green light by the Government.
The scheme will be introduced in parts of the city where there are high levels of privately rented accommodation. All private landlords with homes in the designated areas now have until December 1 this year to apply for a licence for each of their properties.
Landlords who apply for their licences between September 1 and November 30 must pay a £50 licence fee per property if they are accredited with a nationally recognised organisation such as the Residential Landlords’ Association – saving them hundreds of pounds.
Those who are not must pay £600 a property for a single let or £750 for a house in multiple occupation. Failure to do so would result in enforcement action being taken which could lead to an unlimited fine.
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