Selective Licensing Cost Estimates and Models

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Dear Hyndburn Borough Council,

Please would you supply me with a copy of the cost calculations, models and reasoning used in setting the price for Landlord Licenses under your current Selective Licensing Proposals.

Please include details of different cost elements which go to make up the final price, how they are made up over the 5 year period, and the expectations of how many landlords and properties will comply with the scheme.

My preference would be to receive the information electronically, either in Microsoft Office or Open Office format.

If the information will be available in stages, please would you pass the relevant information available to me at each stage.

Yours faithfully,

Matt Wardman

foi, Hyndburn Borough Council

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foi, Hyndburn Borough Council

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Dear Mr. Wardman,


Your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 has
been considered and a response follows:


I reply in response to your request for information relating to selective
licensing cost estimates and models. 


The legislation and guidance allows the Council to recover its costs in
providing a selective licensing scheme.  We have used the CIPFA financial
toolkit for licencing to calculate our costs and fees which includes a
five year cash flow.   We estimate that there are 1520 private rented
dwellings in the Designation Area and that a minimum of 90% will be
required to pay, including a small element who will not comply.  We have
also estimated that a further 190 dwellings will become licensable during
the five year Designation. 


The toolkit provides a detailed breakdown of our assumptions and
calculations of the different cost elements.  I have attached the toolkit
in PDF format as a Microsoft Office spreadsheet can be manipulated. A
blank toolkit can be obtained from CIPFA.  I have also attached a summary
breakdown of the cost per licence.


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handling of your request then please contact me at Legal and Democratic
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Accrington, Lancashire BB5 0PF or:  [1][Hyndburn Borough Council request email] 


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Yours sincerely


FOI Co-ordinator


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Dear foi,

Thank you - an excellent response.

Yours sincerely,

Matt Wardman