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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Croydon to bring in landlord licensing

Croydon are to introduce mandatory licensing for all private residential landlords. Landlords will be required to obtain a licence to rent out property in the area.

Rental properties will need to meet health and safety standards ( don't they need to do this already? ).

The licensing scheme is part of a wider project - 'Don’t Mess with Croydon' that is aiming to improve the area's private rented accommodation.

Landlords will need to pass a ‘fit and proper’ check. ( i.e. criminal record check, forty press ups and an ironed shirt )

Landlords failing to obtain a licence face a maximum fine of £20,000.

Councillor Alison Butler says -

“This council is determined to improve the quality of homes for all and this scheme will provide a range of benefits and drive up standards in the private rental sector.”
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George said...

Ha Ha A council trying to improve private landlords. Sound like a money making exercise to me. In Scotland we have this system and it full of decent landlords but the bad landlords are just ignoring it and the councils are doing nothing at all. They just want the money

Anonymous said...

Liverpool Council are hoping to make £20 million out of their landlord licensing scheme.