A Midlands council has given notice of two landlord licensing schemes set to be introduced later this year.
Charnwood council has been consulting with landlords, residents, and businesses on the Additional and Selective Licensing schemes since last summer.
Additional Licensing is a borough-wide scheme for any HMO not already holding a mandatory licence. It will require HMO landlords not covered by the mandatory scheme to apply for a licence. The council claims the objective is to ensure all tenants of HMOs will have the same rights.
Meanwhile, the selective licensing focuses on privately rented accommodation in two wards in Loughborough
The schemes were due to be introduced next month but have been delayed.
The selective licensing scheme needs to be approved by Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick and the council says there’s no certainty over when this will be forthcoming.
In last year’s consultation more than 400 residents, landlords and businesses submitted their views on proposed conditions.
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