1,100% increase in Peterborough licensing costs

Licensing has become a contentious issue, with more and more councils looking to introduce it across the UK.

However, many areas offer landlords a lifeline, with discounted schemes and opportunities to make a discount if they register for ‘early bird’ offers with their license.

Sadly, this is not to be for landlords in Peterborough, where the discounted licensing scheme has just been abolished. Previously, landlords who were members of a nationally accredited landlord’s association – such as the National Landlords Association or Residential Landlords Association - were able to make significant savings on the £600 five-year licence, paying only £50 per property.

However, Peterborough City Council has made the bold move to scrap this offer, equalling a 1100% hike in costs for landlords.

The NLA was not aware the council had made this decision, or was considering doing so, and we’re naturally disappointed because we pushed very hard to make sure that accredited landlords, who are already doing the right thing, should benefit from a discount.

Richard Lambert, CEO at the National Landlords Association

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