LETTINGS NEWS: Exeter council sets up landlord licensing hotline
Exeter council has now set up a telephone hotline for landlords requiring assistance in obtaining or completing applications ahead of a new licensing system starting in February.
Landlords who are unsure whether the licensing applies to them – or whether instead it may be the responsibility of their letting agent or a management company handling a block of rental flats – can call 01392 265147 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
From February 23 two types of Homes in Multiple Occupation will require licences.
One is a flat above a shop or in a mixed-use buildings where three or more tenants, forming more than one household, share a kitchen, bathroom or toilet. The other type is in certain types of buildings converted entirely into self contained flats.