On 21st September 2017, the Council approved the designation of a selective licensing scheme for all privately rented properties within parts of Bootle.
The designation came into effect on 1 March 2018 and will last for a period of 5 years up until 28 February 2023. If your property is within the Selective Licensing area you will need to apply for a Housing Licence before 1st September 2018.
Selective licensing requires landlords who privately rent out properties in the designated area to obtain a licence from the Council. Landlords will be required to meet a range of licence conditions, and show that they have appropriate management arrangements in place.
For more information or to check if you need a license can be found by visiting https://www.sefton.gov.uk/housing/private-housing/selective-licensing.aspx