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Registration of Private Landlords: Guidance for Local Authorities

DescriptionGuidance notes for local authority offers involved in the delivery of private landlord registration.
Official Print Publication DateFebruary 2006
Website Publication DateFebruary 14, 2006


ISBN 0 7559 4960 9
This document is also available in pdf format (784k)


1. Strategic overview

2. Management overview

3. Administration of registration
3.1 Inclusions and exclusions
3.2 Identifying landlords
3.3 Information from applicants
3.4 Fit and proper test
3.5 Processing and checking applications
3.6 Provision of information and advice
3.7 Passporting applications and avoiding duplication
3.8 The register

4. Breaches, decisions and sanctions
4.1 Overview
4.2 Breaches
4.3 Sanctions
4.4 Appeals

5. Fees and discounts


1. Legal obligations on landlords
2. Procedures for passporting HMO landlords
3. Procedures for passporting accredited landlords and properties
4. Central online IT system for landlord registration
5. Useful organisations
6. Extracts from relevant legislation
7. Flowchart of application processing