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Landlord License Compliance

Hello, my name is John Bullock Director of City Sales & Lettings property consultants and I wanted to quickly let you know the latest on Licensing in Liverpool as reported by the Liverpool Echo.

Ten landlords have been prosecuted to date with the latest being fined at near £10K.

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One of the requirements of Licensing is that Licenses should be issued to the tenant before tenancy – please ensure you have email me your License to retain on our files.

Here are the top 20 reasons for non-compliance leading to potentiality of the License to be revoked. 
Source; February 2017 Private Sector Housing Bulletin

To date, 767 compliance visits have been completed on licensed properties and 73% of properties have been found to be non-compliant in some way; 1,601 breaches found. Here are the Top 20 reasons for non-compliance to date (with relevant licence condition clause)

  • Tenancy Information Pack (7.1a Copy of Licence) 337
  • Tenancy Information Pack (7.1c Copies of Certificates) 225
  • Inspection by Landlord (5.6) 218
  • Nuisance and Anti-social Behaviour (4.1) 152
  • Tenancy Information Pack (7.1e Waste Disposal 114
  • Window Keys Provided (2.7) 98
  • Smoke Alarms in Working Order (1.6) 67
  • Smoke Alarms Positioning (1.7.1) 62
  • Safe Electrical Appliances (1.4) 52
  • HMO Compliant with Approved Standards (2.6) 42
  • Property Exterior (5.8c External Areas) 40
  • Tenancy Deposit Scheme (2.3) 35
  • Visits by Landlord (2.4) 23
  • Valid Gas Certificate (1.2) 21
  • Tenancy Information Pack (7.1) 16
  • Burglar Alarm Instructions Provided (2.5) 14
  • Property Exterior (5.8d To Let Signs) 11
  • Repairs Undertaken in Reasonable Time (5.1) 11
  • Tenancy Information Pack (7.1d Terms of Agreement) 10
  • Tenancy Information Pack (7.1b Contact Details) 9

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