Selective Licensing in Leeds at £825 per property!

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15:52 PM, 7th August 2018
About 2 years ago

Selective Licensing in Leeds at £825 per property!

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Selective Licensing in Leeds at £825 per property!

I have just heard about proposals for selective licensing in parts of Beeston and Harehills in Leeds.

I am quite shocked as 12 of my 15 properties fall within the proposed area in Beeston. At £825 per property this would cost me £9,900.

There is a consultation Click Here

Have any other Leeds landlords heard about this?

Have landlords in other areas found that these schemes always go ahead after the consultation period?

Richard

“Consultation

We are currently holding a consultation to gather feedback about making certain areas in Beeston and Harehills Selective Licensing areas. We have not yet made any decision about this. To shape our decision, you can take part in our consultation which is open until 31 October.

Locations being considered for Selective Licensing

We are considering parts of Beeston and Harehills as potential areas for Selective Licensing.

What happens next?

Once the consultation is finished, we will gather the feedback and look at the available evidence before making a decision on whether to go ahead or not. No decision will be taken before then. If approved, it is likely that any Selective Licensing scheme would start in Autumn 2019.
Selective Licence fees

The proposed licence would cost £825 per property. If you are a member of the Leeds Rental Standard then you would receive a discount of £150 on your application.
Warning
Landlords who let a property without having a licence would be committing an offence, and could face an unlimited fine or a civil penalty of up to £30,000.”


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Mick Roberts

9:54 AM, 8th August 2018
About 2 years ago

Yes as Mark says, others have successfully objected.
We in Nottingham was too late to the party or din't shout enough & definitely din't think it would be £780 on EACH house & the worst conditions with existing tenants that's lived there 20 years & now they have to have Letting Agent rules they din't sign up to.

http://www.selectivelicensingtruth.co.uk

Chris @ Possession Friend

9:55 AM, 8th August 2018
About 2 years ago

Recently published - " Average new rents in London have jumped to over £1,600 a month for the first time, and new rents across the whole UK are up by 1.3% on this time a year ago. " - London has widespread Licensing !
Like Sec 24 and all other costs that the government are imposing, they will get transferred to the end consumer, like any business, but govt will hope the mud sticks on landlords ( and its working )
Publicity on the cause of rent increases is the answer in my view.

Richard Harrison

10:07 AM, 8th August 2018
About 2 years ago

Reply to the comment left by john henderson at 08/08/2018 - 08:50
Hi John, Yes I would like to get in touch if Mark passes on your email address. Please tell all the landlords you know.

Andrew

10:48 AM, 8th August 2018
About 2 years ago

I have two HMO’s in Camborne and Redruth area. They want £1150 before October for the newly introduce licences in this area. I’ve asked them why theirs is so expensive but they couldn’t answer it.
I’ve asked them if we can pay it yearly to make it more manageable and they are going to look into it. My brother has eight properties that need paying for. 😬😳. Shocking. I asked what I’ll get out of having a license and they said nothing!
We also found out that the licence fee doesn’t apply to council properties or the room size implication. None apply to them!!! Do as I say not as I do!! 😡

Michael Barnes

10:46 AM, 9th August 2018
About 2 years ago

You might want to consider,along with your objections (including that tenants will face large rent increases and possibly eviction to cover costs), suggesting that if they decide to go ahead anyway, then
- the license fee be payable in 12-month instalments (which may mean smaller or no rent increases).
- The fee be reduced each year so that new prs homes are not discouraged in later years of the scheme.

John

13:31 PM, 9th August 2018
About 2 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Richard Harrison at 08/08/2018 - 10:07
I think mark will send you my email to make contact

Richard Harrison

13:39 PM, 9th August 2018
About 2 years ago

Reply to the comment left by john henderson at 09/08/2018 - 13:31
Mark hasn't contacted me yet, but I will be in touch as soon as he does.

Mark Alexander

13:42 PM, 9th August 2018
About 2 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Richard Harrison at 09/08/2018 - 13:39
Hi John

I sent the email within minutes of promising to do so. May it went into your spam, junk or trash folder?

Richard Harrison

13:50 PM, 9th August 2018
About 2 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Mark Alexander at 09/08/2018 - 13:42Hi Mark, I have just found the email in my Spam folder. Thanks, Richard.

Mark Alexander

14:23 PM, 9th August 2018
About 2 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Richard Harrison at 09/08/2018 - 13:50
Thanks for confirming

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