Slough Borough Council approves selective and additional licensing

Article Posted -
11 Jun 2019

Slough Borough Council has approved plans to introduce selective and additional licensing which will come into effect on 1 July 2019.

Additional licensing will be borough-wide and will cover all houses in multiple occupation that are not covered by mandatory licensing. The selective licensing will be targeted at a majority of Chalvey and Central wards and will apply to all the private rented properties within the designated area as shown on the map.

The licensing fee structure has been split to reflect the precedence of recent case law. Selective licensing will cost landlords £500 with £200 for administrative costs and £300 to cover enforcement costs. Additional licensing will cost landlords £750, with £450 towards administrative costs while £300 will cover enforcement costs.

Landlords that apply before 1 October 2019 will be exempt from paying the enforcement costs of either licensing scheme which will save them £300. However, all applications made after 1 October will be subject to the full licensing fee. Fees information can be found here.

What you can do:

Landlords whose properties are affected should apply for a licence at the earliest opportunity to take advantage of the early-bird discount. All applications must be made online and any questions or queries can be addressed by the Housing Regulation team by calling 01753 475111 (option 3) or emailing privatesectorhousing@slough.gov.uk.

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