Why join the Liverpool Landlord Accreditation Scheme?

Do I need a licence?

As of 1st April 2015, all private landlords in the Liverpool City area must apply for a five year licence for each rented property.

The scheme has been introduced in Liverpool under the government's selective licensing laws and signing up is compulsory.

Landlords must be declared as "fit and proper" and all properties must meet fire, electric and gas safety standards and the properties must remain in a good state of repair.

The Liverpool City Council's licence fee is £400 for the first property and any additional properties are £350 each and all licences last for five years.

What do I have to do under the requirements of the scheme and the licence?

In addition to Liverpool City Council's licensing requirements, the RLA's Co-regulation scheme has its own requirements of the scheme The RLA Co-regulation scheme is designed to make meeting these requirements as straight forward as possible.

Why should I join the RLA's Co-regulation scheme?

In recognition of RLA Members' commitment to best practice, Liverpool City Council has approved the RLA's Co-regulation scheme, available exclusively to members of the Residential Landlords Association.

Furthermore, Liverpool have agreed to offer all RLA Co-regulation members a lower licensing fee of just £200 per property, saving £200 off the first property licence and £150 off every additional property licence.

Does it cost anything to join the RLA's Co-regulation scheme?

There is a simple fee structure for RLA Co-regulation scheme:

To be eligible for membership of the scheme, you must be an RLA Landlord Member (from £79.95 per year) or Corporate Member (from £129.95 per year).

Typical Example:

A landlord with 3 properties requiring a licence must purchase three licenses. The normal cost for these would total £1,100.

Members of the RLA Co-regulation Scheme would pay just £600 for the licences (representing a saving of £500).

The cost of Co-regulation scheme membership is £10 per property, per year. On three properties, this example would total £30 per year (£150 over the five year period).

What do I do now?

If you are already a member of the Residential Landlords Association, you can join the scheme straight away.

If you are not currently a member of the RLA, please join the RLA today and return back to this site to become a Co-regulation scheme member.

If you have any questions regarding the scheme, please call us on 03330 142 998 or visit our Contact Us page.

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