Concerns raised over landlord licensing scheme extension in Gedling

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Landlords have expressed fears and frustration that a controversial landlord licensing scheme could be extended in Gedling.

Already in Gedling, people who rent out homes in Netherfield have to obtain a licence from Gedling Borough Council.

The labour-run council says the scheme has been ‘very successful’, and now wants to extend into Colwick, Carlton Hill, Daybrook and Newstead Village.

Now EMPO, a not-for-profit landlords association in the East Midlands, has said the move is ill timed and unnecessary.

In a statement, the group said: “It is disappointing at a time of national crisis that Gedling Borough Council has commenced a 12-week landlord licensing consultation.

“Across Gedling and Nottingham there are many good landlords working with

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