The most expensive landlord licencing schemes cost 21 times more than the cheapest ones, new research has revealed.

Analysis of licensing charges between local authorities by Direct Line for Business has revealed landlords face a ‘postcode lottery’ on prices. The cost of a new licence ranges from just £55 to £1,150.

Although landlord licensing schemes are mandatory in Scotland and Wales, only one in six English local authorities have a scheme in place.


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