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Campaign against “unnecessary” Selective Licensing in parts of England

The National Landlords Association (NLA) is campaigning against the introduction of Selective Licensing in parts of England.

A campaign against the introduction of Selective Licensing in parts of England where the scheme is not deemed to be necessary has gone live on social media.

The National Landlords Association (NLA) believes it is being implemented by councils unnecessarily and claims that it will not solve the problem of poor housing standards, anti-social behavior or poor housing demand.

Selective Licensing is meant to combat these issues but in a bid to help landlords and tenants, the NLA believes alternative methods could provide better solutions.

They suggest licensing will only have an impact on law abiding landlords and investors, and will only serve to push criminal landlords deeper underground.

Carolyn Uphill, Chairperson of the NLA, described Selective Licensing as a “powerful tool” but added that it “should only be used when appropriate”.

She said: “Councils already have a vast array of existing powers available to them to deal with criminals and we believe that targeted intelligence-led enforcement against rogue operators is a better solution.”

Licensing is expensive and is a requirement for properties in certain areas, something a potential property investor needs to consider.

Opting for a fully managed scheme can take the hassle out of property ownership as a qualified expert takes care of everything on your behalf.

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