BCC announce new discretionary licensing scheme

Filed in Bristol by on 3rd February, 2016 0 Comments

Basic RGBAt last night’s (2nd Feb 2016) Cabinet meeting, Mayor George Ferguson took the decision to create a new discretionary licensing scheme to include properties in Eastville and St George West. The two wards will now be declared as areas where rented properties require a licence under Part 2 and Part 3 of the Housing Act 2004. This will commence on 1 July 2016, although the deadline for applications is 30 September 2016.  Full details regarding the implementation of this scheme will be posted on the BCC website.

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Rob Crawford is the chairman of the Association of Local Landlords (Wessex). Rob is a practicing landlord with a property portfolio that includes small private residential properties and HMO's. Rob is a qualified letting agent and former owner of Kingfisher Lettings & Management. He is now a share holder of the successful online lettings company Lettingsupermarket.com.

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