homes4u landlord licensing event
With eight separate selective licensing areas in Manchester and Salford, either proposed or currently in place, it can be a minefield for Landlords. As part of our on-going commitment to keep landlords up to date with changes to industry legislation, homes4u will be hosting a landlord licensing event on 7th June 2017.
Selective Licensing Schemes require private landlords to obtain a licence from the local authority for each property they rent out in the specific area. Fees for each licence can range from £500 to £750.
The landlord licensing schemes in Greater Manchester are being implemented to help improve housing standards in areas where there is a high proportion of private landlords . Manchester City Council has stated they “believe selective licensing will improve the management of privately rented properties and contribute positively to improving neighbourhoods”. Salford City Council say that licensing will “encourage investment in our city and a thriving private rented market.”
Schemes currently under consultation
To give your opinion on the proposals, click the link for the relevant scheme
- Manchester City Council – Old Moat – Consultation due to end 2nd June 2017. Click Here for Old Moat
- Manchester City Council – Moston – Consultation due to end 2nd June 2017. Click Here for Moston
- Salford City Council - Charlestown and Lower Kersal – Consultation due to end 12th June 2017. Click Here for Charlestown and Lower Kersal
Schemes awaiting outcome of consultation
- Manchester City Council – Rusholme and Moss Side – Expected by 16th June 2017. Click Here for Rusholme and Moss Side
Schemes currently running
- Manchester City Council – Crumpsall. Click Here for Crumpsall
- Salford City Council - Broughton. Click Here for Broughton
- Salford City Council - Barton and Eccles. Click Here for Barton and Eccles
- Salford City Council - Langworthy, Weaste and Seedley. Click Here for Langworthy, Weaste and Seedley
homes4u work with local landlords to ensure that they comply with the scheme’s conditions and have their portfolios managed effectively. Adele Turner, compliance officer at homes4u comments; “We commit to supporting landlords who have properties in these neighbourhoods, and who may be unclear about what licensing means for them. Our experienced compliance team will take landlords step-by-step through the processes and ensure they are fully aware of their responsibilities. This is a great opportunity for landlords as improvements to neighbourhoods will help increase the demand in the areas”
homes4u will be holding a Landlord Licensing information evening at our Fallowfield office on Wednesday 7th June. The event will start at 6.30pm and after an update from our compliance team we will hear from the city council further details on the Selective Licensing Schemes. There will also be a Q & A session to answer any questions you may have.
Places are limited and we are expecting a high level of interest. If you would like to attend the session please email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.