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Public Notice in respect of the introduction of an additional licensing scheme for houses in multiple occupation in the County Borough of Wrexham

This notice is published in accordance with Sections 56 to 60 of the Housing Act 2004 and Regulation 9 of the Licensing and Management of Houses in Multiple Occupation and Other Houses (Miscellaneous Provisions)(Wales) Regulations 2006.

Notice is hereby given that Wrexham County Borough Council has made a designation of an additional licensing scheme in respect of houses in multiple occupation (HMOs). The designation applies to the whole area of the County Borough of Wrexham.

The designation will be known as the “Wrexham County Borough Council Additional Licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation Scheme 2011”.

The designation was made at the Council’s Executive Board Meeting on 7th June 2011.  The designation was not required to be confirmed. The General Approval under the Housing Act 2004 (Additional HMO Licensing) (Wales) General Approval 2007, which came into force on 13th March 2007, applies to the designation.

The designation will be effective from 1st November 2011 and unless revoked beforehand will cease to have effect on 31st October 2016.  The designation applies to all Houses in Multiple Occupation within the County Borough except those exempted by the relevant sections of the Housing Act 2004.

Any landlord, person managing/letting or tenant within the County Borough should seek advice from Wrexham County Borough Council’s Private Rented Sector Team service on whether their property is affected by the designation.

Under Section 72(1) of the Housing Act 2004, a person commits an offence if he is a person having control of or managing an HMO which is required to be licensed but is not so licensed. A person who commits an offence under this section is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding £20,000. In addition he may be required to repay up to 12 months rent collected during such time that the property was unlicensed.

For an application to be considered it must provide prescribed particulars and must be accompanied by the appropriate licence fee. To request an application for licence or for general advice please contact Private Rented Sector Team, Wrexham County Borough Council, Ruthin Road, Wrexham, LL13 7TU Telephone (01978) 298993 Email housing@wrexham.gov.uk

A copy of the designation is available for public inspection at the Reception, Private Rented Sector Team, Wrexham County Borough Council, Ruthin Road, Wrexham, LL13 7TU.

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