Article Posted -
10 Aug 2017

SCC

Following a consultation earlier this year Salford Council’s City Mayor and Cabinet have now formally approved a fourth selective licensing scheme. Full details can be found on the local authority’s website.

The NLA responded to the Council’s consultation objecting to the scheme. However, on the 8th of August the proposed plans to introduced selective licensing scheme in Charlsetown and Lower Kersal were approved. The scheme is set to start from 15th November 2017 and run for 5 years.

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Selective Licensing imposes the requirement for all landlords of privately rented property within a designated area to apply for and receive a licence, unless an exemption applies. Letting out a privately rented property without a licence is a criminal offence.

The Council will be charging a basic fee of £625 per property for a licence, although discounts are available for early applications and membership of Salford’s Landlord Accreditation Scheme:

Date Application Received

Fee – Accredited Landlord

Fee – non-Accredited Landlord

3 months prior to commencement

£425 (1st application)

£405 (subsequent applications)

£475 (1st application)

£455 (subsequent applications)

3 months from scheme start date

£475 (1st application)

£455 (subsequent applications)

£525 (1st application)

£505 (subsequent applications)

Between month 3 and 6 from scheme start date

£525 (1st application)

£505 (subsequent applications)

£575 (1st application)

£555 (subsequent applications)

This selective licensing scheme in Charlestown and Lower Kersal will be the fourth of currently live schemes put in place by Salford Council, with schemes already operating in:

Full details of the new licensing scheme can be found on the local authority’s website here.

 

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