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.
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.