The DCLG announced some amendments to the law as a consequence of the 2016 Housing and Planning Act.
The main one is that Local Authorities now have the abilty to choose whether to prosecute a landlord through the court, or issu a Civil Penalty for certain offences. The difference is that the Local Authority can keep the charge made under a Civil Penalty - and this can be up to £30,000. Details can be seen here, but the notices covered by this are:-
Both Woking and Brighton and Hove have announced a consultation on a proposed licensing scheme.
Woking is proposing in the Town Centre and the Maybury area. To take part in this consulatation click on the link here.
Brighton are talking about a city wide sceheme. See the details here.
We are also to hold a meetings to discuss these:-
The Housing Minister has confirmed that the longer tenancy proposals in the Housing White Paper will not apply to buy-to-let landlords.
He has told Inside Housing that his hope is that getting greater numbers of institutional investors in the market, providing longer tenancies “will disrupt the market and will encourage other landlords to do so as well Housing.”
He continued though:
“I think if you tried to force people to do it at the opposite end of the market [buy-to-let], I think histoRead More