Meeting tonight to discuss landlord licence fears


A meeting is set to take place tonight (Tuesday) to raise concerns over council plans to licence all rented homes.

The National Landlords Association, along with estate agents and private landlords from the town, will be holding the meeting at the Assembly Rooms from 7pm.

The borough council is consulting on plans to make all landlords pay to register their private rented homes in the town to combat issues such as anti-social behaviour and overcrowding,

However, landlords dispute the plans and fear it will have serious knock-on effects including higher rents and making it difficult to get mortgages.

It is understood police are set to attend to discuss antisocial behaviour issues.