It is important that landlords remain compliant with local and national regulations and legislation.  Failing to do so can lead to detailed scrutiny and financial penalty. But keeping on top of all the changes, and the introduction of new legislation, is difficult for busy landlords.  At Just Lets we commit to maintaining proper records and to keeping you fully compliant.

As part of our commitment to keeping you informed and ensuring a smooth property management experience, we’d like to bring your attention to an upcoming development that will impact landlords in Peterborough – the imminent introduction of the Selective Licensing Scheme.

At Just Lets, we believe in keeping our landlords well-informed, and this blog aims to shed light on what this scheme entails and how it might affect you.

Understanding the Selective Licensing Scheme:

Designed by Peterborough City Council to enhance housing standards and community well-being, the Selective Licensing Scheme mandates landlords to obtain licenses for properties situated in specified areas.

Crucial Points for Landlords:

Scope of Application: The scheme will be rolled out initially in specific areas as determined by the council. As a responsible landlord, knowing whether your properties fall within these designated zones is crucial.

License Application Process: Each property covered by the scheme requires a separate license. The application involves furnishing essential property details, adhering to specific standards, and meeting associated fees.

HMOs Under the Scheme: House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) landlords within the designated areas should note that these properties will be subject to both the existing mandatory HMO licensing and the newly introduced Selective Licensing Scheme.

Minimum Standards: License approval and maintenance hinge on ensuring your properties meet prescribed standards for safety, hygiene, and habitability. Expect periodic property inspections to ensure compliance.

Tenant and Property Documentation: Landlords may be required to submit detailed information about their tenants and properties during the application process, including tenancy agreements, gas safety certificates, and proof of Right to Rent checks.

How Just Lets Can Support You:

Navigating a new licensing scheme can be daunting, but you’re not alone. Just Lets is here to guide and support you through every step of this process. We commit to keeping you informed about the specific areas affected, assisting with the application process, and ensuring your properties meet the required standards.

Stay Updated:

As the Selective Licensing Scheme unfolds, we’ll keep you posted on any additional information or changes that may impact you. Watch this space for updates, and don’t hesitate to reach out to our team with any questions or concerns.

Just Lets – Your Partner in Property Management:

At Just Lets we are dedicated to making the management of your investments as seamless and trouble free as possible. We are not just your property management service; we are your partner.

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