Selective Licensing of Private Landlords

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Oldham Council has designated eight areas for selective licensing of private landlords on the grounds of low housing demand.
 
The areas are Alexandra, Coldhurst, Hathershaw, Hollinwood, Oldham Edge, Primrose Bank, St Mary’s and Waterhead 
 
As part of the Selective Licensing of Private Landlords the Housing Act of 2004 gives local councils the power to introduce the licensing of private rented homes, within a designated area, where it is or is likely to become an area of low housing demand or is experiencing a significant and persistent problem caused by anti-social behaviour.
 
The aim of Selective Licensing is to improve the management of these properties to ensure they have a positive impact on the area.
 
Landlords who privately rent properties in the designated areas must obtain a licence from the council from the implementation date for every property they rent out in the area. If granted, a licence will be issued with a number of conditions which the landlord must comply with. It is a criminal offence to operate a privately rented property without a licence. A landlord will also commit a criminal offence if they fail to comply with any of the conditions of a licence.
 
The licence fee is £490 per rented property. The fee can either be paid in its entirety on application - or there's an installment option of paying half of the licence on application and the remaining half of the fee six months from the application date. The fee covers five years.
 
If you have any queries regarding the licensing application fee, you can contact the Oldham landlord licensing team on 0161 770 2244 or  email landlordlicensing@oldham.gov.uk
 
 
 
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Oldham Council has designated eight areas for selective licensing of private landlords on the grounds of low housing demand.
 
The areas are Alexandra, Coldhurst, Hathershaw, Hollinwood, Oldham Edge, Primrose Bank, St Mary’s and Waterhead 
 
As part of the Selective Licensing of Private Landlords the Housing Act of 2004 gives local councils the power to introduce the licensing of private rented homes, within a designated area, where it is or is likely to become an area of low housing demand or is experiencing a significant and persistent problem caused by anti-social behaviour.
 
The aim of Selective Licensing is to improve the management of these properties to ensure they have a positive impact on the area.
 
Landlords who privately rent properties in the designated areas must obtain a licence from the council from the implementation date for every property they rent out in the area. If granted, a licence will be issued with a number of conditions which the landlord must comply with. It is a criminal offence to operate a privately rented property without a licence. A landlord will also commit a criminal offence if they fail to comply with any of the conditions of a licence.
 
The licence fee is £490 per rented property. The fee can either be paid in its entirety on application - or there's an installment option of paying half of the licence on application and the remaining half of the fee six months from the application date. The fee covers five years.
 
If you have any queries regarding the licensing application fee, you can contact the Oldham landlord licensing team on 0161 770 2244 or  email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
 
 
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