An increasing number of local authorities are considering the licensing of landlords. A limited number such as the London Borough of Croydon is actively involved in the process and have moved to the next stage of inspecting all licensed properties to ensure that the tenancies and the properties are being maintained in accordance with local authority requirement which often requires a higher standard of compliance than that required by legislation.
It is the landlord’s duty to meet the local authority’s compliance standard. It is not the role of the managing agent to ensure such compliance.
To assist each landlord we are now organizing attendance to both mandatory and advisory issues raised by the local authority by our contracting team.
Clearly this detailed, time-consuming, and onerous work falls outside our standard management liability and the charge we make and also falls under the category of NON-MANAGEMENT ASSISTANCE.