Designation of the Selective Licensing Areas for Wirral

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I am pleased to be able to inform you that following the extensive Selective Licensing consultation, all representations were considered and a report was written and presented to Wirral Council’s Cabinet on 1st October 2018 where it was agreed to designate a Selective Licensing Scheme in four small areas in Wirral.  A copy of the report is available on the Council’s website following the link below.

http://democracy.wirral.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=121&MId=7390&Ver=4

I have attached a copy of the public notice of Designation of the Selective Licensing Areas for your information.

The Scheme will come into effect on 1st April 2019 and will last for 5 years.  It will require landlords who privately rent out properties in the designated areas to obtain a licence from the Council.  They will need to show basic safety checks have been carried out and they have appropriate management arrangements in place.

It is a criminal offence to let a privately rented property in a designated area without a licence, or fail to comply with any of the conditions of the licence.

If you would like any further information, please go to www.wirral.gov.uk/selectivelicensing.  Landlords, Managing agents or tenants can email the Council on [email protected] to see if a specific property is affected.

Selective Licensing Public Notice October 2018

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