Local Authorities are increasingly important for Landlords. Many landlords will need to apply for a license for their property, in particular, if the property is an HMO.
Local Authorities, for the most part, are the organisations which enforce the regulations. If a landlord is in breach of housing law then it will generally be a Local Authority which brings the prosecution, not the police. So you need to know who the Local Authority are for your property and what the situation is regarding licensing.
To help you we have developed this special Local Authority Directory. It has a page for every authority in England and Wales, with information about licensing fees, whether there are additional or selective licensing schemes and contact details.
Note that we are still developing the directory so some authority pages are not up yet and some of the information is still incomplete.
If you do not know the Local Authority for your property – click the blue button below. You will need to have the postcode of the property concerned.