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Monday, January 05, 2015

Croydon Council's license consultation

In reaction to Enfield Council's failure in the courts to push forward with a mandatory landlord license due to a lack of consultation, Croydon Council have now announced a further ten week consultation period on their proposals for their own borough wide licensing scheme.

Croydon Council had wanted to introduce a borough wide mandatory landlord licence, charging £750 per property over five years, but following the High Court decision in the Regas case have decided to take the consultation period through to March.

Their blanket licensing would cover the entire boroughs estimated 30,000 private rental properties.

The Conservative MP for Croydon Central, Gavin Barwell is leading a campaign against the scheme commented 

"While it is welcome that the council has retreated on the level of fee it plans to charge, the consultation process has revealed there is absolutely no evidence to support the introduction of a borough-wide scheme. Doing so will simply result in higher rents for law-abiding tenants, while the rogue landlords the council claims it is targeting simply won’t pay.”

Read all you ever need to know about Croydon Councils Selective Landlord Licensing Consultation

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