Agents will need to spend a lot of time complying with requirements and will need to employ temporary/agency staff as there is a massively front loaded requirement to get registered.
May not be able to pass 100% of costs on to landlords.
Some Landlords will decide to self-manage to reduce costs.
Landlords may sell up or change use - coming on top of other recent changes this may make their property uneconomic to let.
Increase in rent could lead to increase in arrears. In turn, this will mean more management time taken up in credit control, putting further pressure on costs with little, or no, opportunity to increase income.
Sign up to add your voice to the DURHAM PLuSS campaign below, and we will email you an information pack you can use to quickly inform Landlords
Please email your Landlord clients who may have properties within Durham County Council area and encourage them to signup. Durham County Council have identified 57,000 rental properties in the county. So the more supporters we have the more the council will have to listen to us.
Please note that Darlington Council is a separate Unitary Authority and DCC cannot include Darlington properties in this scheme. An easy check is if a rental property pays council tax to Darlington it will not be included. However if Durham brings in this scheme its likely Darlington will look at their own.
Contact your local councillor and MP to raise your concerns, you can get their contact details here, Enter your postcode and then scroll down to get their details. A simple email to say that you disapprove of Durham County Council’s plans to introduce Selective Licencing and asking them to do something about it, would go a long way!
We are asking for property numbers to help show Durham Council we have wide support representing a significant amount of private rental properties. Numbers provided will only be used to generate a total figure and will not be shared or used for any other purpose