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New selective licensing sessions for landlords

Understanding property licensing is not an easy task and that is why two drop-in sessions will be held by Peterborough City Council to offer help to landlords with completing Selective Licensing applications by the 1 December – the deadline that all private landlords with residential properties in designated areas of Peterborough must have applied for a licence for each property.

The sessions will be held on Thursday 24th November and Wednesday 30th November at Peterborough Central Library on Broadway between 4pm and 7pm.

Computers will be available and Peterborough City Council staff will be on hand to help with any questions or problems.

“The drop-in sessions will support those landlords who have been unable to complete their applications to do so ahead of the deadline,” said Jo Bezant, senior housing enforcement officer for Peterborough City Council.

“Landlords who would like to attend must confirm their place in advance so we can make sure the sessions don’t get over-subscribed. Attendees must ensure they bring all the required documents and information so that we can provide the help needed to complete their application,” Bezant added.

Landlords who apply for their licences before 30 November 2016 will be charged £50 for a licence per dwelling if they are accredited with a nationally recognised organisation such as the National Landlords’ Association or Residential Landlords’ Association, or if the property is managed through an agent registered with the Association of Residential Letting Agents.

Landlords without this accreditation will be charged £600 per property for a single let property or £750 for a HMO. Landlords who fail to register their property by 1 December 2016 will be charged £900.

If you would like to attend one of the sessions, email selectivelicensing@peterborough.gov.uk to confirm your place.

For the checklist of required documents and information, click here.

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