Licensing Scheme

Tax Comments Off on Licensing Scheme

As recently introduced by Liverpool City Council, Wirral Borough Council are now also enforcing the Licensing Scheme from 1 July 2015.

The scheme is being introduced under the Government’s selective licensing laws and signing up for it is compulsory if your let property is within the selected area.

What are the benefits of the scheme?

The properties must meet fire, electric and gas safety standards and be in a good state of repair. Licensed landlords must be able to deal effectively with any complaints about their tenants.

Are there any exemptions?

Properties with an HMO license are exempt. There are also a number of other circumstances which may mean you do not have to license a property.

How do you apply?

Wirral Borough Council have not yet confirmed their own registration process, however if you would like to be added to our mailing list for future updates please let us know.

Please note: If you have not registered by 1 October 2015 you could be charged an administration fee or face prosecution. For applications between 1 July 2015 and 30 September 2015 you are entitled to a £200 discount.

If you would like more information about the Scheme or would like us to assist with the declaration of rental income/capital gains to HMRC please do give Sue Stephens a call.