Much as how spring is a time for cleaning in preparation for the warmer summer months, it is also the time we dust off the Local Authority Directory and update the links and information on how local councils deal with their various housing issues.
This past year we have added more information to the directory in light of conversations we have had with landlords as well as with solicitors on our monthly webinar training videos.
The Local Authority Directory’s primary function is to help landlords with quick accessible information to their area’s HMO licensing scheme. We have links regarding additional or selective licensing, fees as well as to the application form, so landlords do not have to go through the hassle of having to search through council websites themselves. Whilst some council’s websites are informative and are helpfully structured; others are not. Hopefully, our directory will help you with this.
We have also expanded the directory to include links and advice on various other landlord issues which you may find interesting.
You can find the directory here. It can also be found at the bottom under the drop-down menu of ‘content types’ at the top of each Landlord Law page.
We have noticed that there have been a considerable number of new licensing schemes added by various authorities, so landlords should check to see if any new schemes have been set up in their area.