Changes to HMO licensing

Following legislation introduced, from 1 October 2018 any landlord who lets a property to 5 or more people – from 2 or more separate households – must be licensed by their local housing authority. The number of storeys of the property will no longer apply. The license fee will vary between Local Authorities, for example

UNIVERSAL CREDIT IN NORTH NORFOLK

We would like to advise those members with properties based in North Norfolk that a Universal Credit overview event is being hosted by NNDC and facilitated by the DWP taking place on Thursday 13th September with a 18.30 start. The venue will be at the North Norfolk District Council offices in Cromer. As we receive further

Government consultation for Longer Tenancies

A minimum tenancy term of three years is being proposed by Government. The longer tenancies, have been proposed by the housing, communities and local government secretary, James Brokenshire, in a consultation paper published on Monday 2nd July. The consultation document can be found here and will close on 26th August 2018 The online survey can

HMO licensing update Gt Yarmouth

An update for members on the proposal for Selective Licensing of properties in Great Yarmouth is that Paul Cunningham, our Great Yarmouth Branch Chairman has compiled a document in response to Gt Yarmouth council consultation on Selective Licencing. This can be viewed here Again, we urge members to reply this consultation which ends on Friday, 24th

Warm Homes Fund – First time central heating funding opportunity

Suffolk’s local authorities have been successful in being awarded a substantial grant from the Warm Homes Fund, which was set up using part of the proceeds from the sale of National Grid’s majority stake in its gas distribution business, to fund both mains gas and oil fired central heating systems to over 500 households over