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Issue:- 13 March 2015

Good progress on landlord licensing applications

MORE than a quarter of private landlords in Liverpool have so far signed up to the City's new compulsory licensing scheme.

The mandatory initiative requires all landlords in the City to have a 5 year licence for each of their rented properties as part of a major drive to improve standards in the sector.

Liverpool is the 1st major City to introduce a City wide 'selective licensing' scheme, and up to 50,000 properties owned by an estimated 5,000 landlords will be covered when it becomes a legal requirement from 1 April 2015.

The 1st part of the application process opened in late February 2015, and so far 1,341 landlords, who between them manage 5,870 properties have registered their details.

Landlords need to complete the 1st part of the application process at:- Liverpool.Gov.UK, before 1 April 2015, including their contact details and the properties they intend to licence.

Liverpool City Council's Assistant Mayor and Cabinet member for housing, Councillor Ann O'Byrne, said:- "We have been really careful to make the application process as simple as possible and are extremely pleased with the take up so far. A wider publicity campaign is now getting underway to promote the scheme and this will further heighten awareness and encourage landlords to register. Liverpool has a growing number of privately rented properties and the sector is vital in meeting the City's housing needs, so it is important that what is on offer is of high quality. This scheme is about giving tenants some expectation of their rights, and the City Council the power to tackle breaches."

The City Council will determine that the proposed licence holder is a 'fit and proper' person to manage their properties including having regard, amongst other things, to any convictions for dishonesty, violence or drugs or contraventions of housing or landlord/tenant laws.

Landlords will have to meet a variety of conditions around:- fire, electric and gas safety; rectifying disrepair issues; tackling pest infestations; keeping the exterior in a good state of repair and dealing with complaints about anti social behaviour caused by tenants.

Landlord licensing has the backing of campaign groups including:- 'Shelter' and 'Generation Rent.'

Applications can be made at:- Liverpool.Gov.UK.

Quick facts about the scheme:-

The licence fee costs £400 per property and landlords with more than one property will pay £350 for each additional home.

► Members of an accredited or co-regulation scheme approved by the council such as CLASS will pay £200 per property to recognise that they are already a good landlord.

► Landlords have to pay £100 per property at the second stage of registration at the beginning of April 2015. They will then have until the end of the year to pay the remaining balance.

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Deceased estates notice - Lilian May Jackam

Pursuant to the Trustee Act 1925, any persons having a claim against or an interest in the Estate of Lilian May Jackam (also known as Lillian May) Jackam (Deceased), late of Birch Abbey Rest Home, 55 Alexandra Road, Southport, Merseyside, PR9 9HD, UK, who died on 04/10/2018, are required to send particulars thereof in writing, to the undersigned Solicitors, on or before 24/05/2019, after which date the Estate will be distributed having regard only to claims and interests of which they have had notice. Churches Solicitors, 12 High Street, Fareham, Hampshire, PO16 7BL, UK. Ref:- 'T553015.'

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