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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Mandatory landlord licences in Brent

It appears that Brent landlords are next in line to drink from the chocolate teapot and be made to pay
for a mandatory landlord licence. The proposed licence will cost £350 and will last for five years

Private landlords in Harlesden, Willesden Green and Wembley Central wards will all be expected to pay out for the license.

Cllr Margaret McLennan, Brent Council’s lead member for housing, said: “We want to create a minimum standard for landlords and properties to ensure that residents can expect a good standard of housing."

If the mandatory licensing scheme gets the go ahead, it is expected to come into effect at the start of 2015.

The proposal is to be discussed by Council chief at their next meeting.

A further landlord licence will all be required by those landlords letting out smaller Houses of Multiple Occupation,  starting January 1st, 2015.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

While this may well be an excellent idea [£70 per year set against profit] I would certainly expect mandatory inspection of properties. The rogue landlords though simply will ignore ...