Liverpool’s city wide selective licensing scheme finishes on the 31st March 2020. The council has stated that there will be no requirement to license properties after this date. A new scheme may be introduced by the council in due course, but at the time of writing an application for this to occur has not yet been submitted. A full consultation will be taking place in the near future. If this affects our landlords, we will let them know.
Should a new scheme be introduced, landlords will only need to apply if the licencing designation covers the area where your property is. If landlords let out HMOs, this is a mandatory scheme, so such properties must be licenced.