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Liverpool City Council are set to introduce a license to be a landlord

Liverpool City Council are set to introduce a license that will be charged per property to all landlords who rent out properties in Liverpool.

Liverpool City Council are set to introduce a license that will be charged per property to all landlords who rent out properties in Liverpool.

I have tried to contact the council regarding this but they have yet to get back to me but have however emailed a frequently asked questions sheet, click here for a copy of this.

In summary the council are trying to improve the private rented sector in the city by setting up a department to ensure that landlords have annual gas safety certificates, keep electrical appliances and furniture in a safe condition, to fit and maintain smoke alarms, to issue tenancy agreements and get references from prospective tenants. This is everything that we are doing on the behalf of our landlords who take out the managed service.

The charge for the licence will be £500 per property and the license will last for 5 years (£100 per year per property) the council are apparently investigating a number of measures that could reduce the potential license fee. I am hoping that our landlords will receive a substantial discount due to our agency being an award winning office which is accredited to ARLA (The Association of Residential Letting Agents) as well as The Property Ombudsman (TPOS), The National Approved Letting Scheme (NALS) and The Association of Professional Inventory Providers (APIP)

The council have only recently published that they are going to introduce a charge, Belvoir Lettings will be seeking further advice and information as very little is currently available. we will endeavour to keep you updated.

Unfortunately we are not in a position to answer any further questions you might have and want to discuss, at this present time. I would however advise that if you want to speak to somebody contact Liverpool City Council direct via email on selective.licensing@liverpool.gov.uk and voice your concerns regarding this.

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