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Landlord licensing
What YOU need to do

If you weren't already aware, landlord licensing is in force in selective areas of Liverpool, Merseyside, the Wirral, and Cheshire.
But what does that mean for you as a landlord, and how does Homesure help?

Here’s the key facts

  • Landlord licensing schemes mean that landlords of rented properties in affected areas need to obtain a licence with the local authority.
  • It doesn’t cover all areas.
  • There may be discounts available for different things, such as being an accredited landlord or agent, EPC ratings etc. Each local authority is different and the exemptions change over time.
  • Each scheme is different, so check the links below to get up-to-date official information from the local authority.


For those of you still buying investment properties, we can hold your hand, not just buying a new investment property but getting it licensed for you once your tenant has moved in.

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What are we doing about it?

Here’s our CEO, Nick Stott, to explain…

The owners and many of the staff here at Homesure are landlords. We know how impactful licensing is on the finances of landlords, especially at the same time as rising interest rates, minimum energy efficiency (EPC) standards, additional stamp duty, and additional legislation such as electrical certificates (EICR) coming into force in 2021.

We will not be looking at this situation as a moneymaking scheme from our clients.

Any discounts that we receive, like being an accredited agent, we’ll pass on to you.

So, our landlords will save money on their licensing costs, and they won’t have to deal with any of the admin. Win-win!

We hope this goes to show that we always endeavour to act in our landlords’ best interests and reward them for their loyalty to us.

Nick Stott


What do you need to do?

In order to licence your property for you, we need some information that we do not currently hold. If you have a property in the affected areas, we need you to complete this short form with the information we need.

We provide multiple property discounts

If we manage 5+ properties for you, you will receive a discount of 20% on each one, increasing to 30% if we manage of 10 or more.

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We'll pay you for referrals

Do you know anyone with one or more rental properties in their portfolio? We’ll pay you £100 for every property that you refer to Homesure’s Lettings Team for every year that we manage it. The more properties they place with us, the more you’ll earn!

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You could win a £200 Amazon gift card

Complete our 2020 Client Survey and you’ll be in with a chance to win a £200 Amazon gift card!

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We can review your rent for free

Even a rent increase of £10pcm more than covers the cost of the licence & all related fees. If we haven’t already been in touch with you regarding a rent review, you can request a review meeting below.

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We could save you money on your mortgage

Time to remortgage? Interest rates are going up. Book a mortgage appointment with our broker – just get in touch and we’ll get the ball rolling.

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We could help cut your insurance costs

Paying too much for landlord insurance policies? We could help you out. Get in touch to learn more.

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Why choose Homesure?

What... apart from the decades of experience, countless 5-star reviews and incredible customer service, you mean?

  • 100% customer satisfaction – There’s nothing more important to us than our landlords’ happiness. And it shows! Our incredible customer testimonials speak for themselves, check out Google, TrustPilot & AllAgents to see for yourself.

  • Tried and tested – Since 2007 we have been supporting thousands of landlords, managing thousands of properties, and carrying out thousands of property visits across the North West region.

  • Regular inspections – We know how frustrating it is to be charged for a service you don’t actually receive. With Homesure, your property will be inspected every 6 months, providing photographic inspection reports within 24h, and ensuring that you are fully compliant with all current legislation.

  • Protect your investment – For as little as £25 per month, you can protect your every penny of your rental income, fixtures and fittings with zero excess and no legal fees.

  • Expert advice – With decades of lettings experience under our belts, we’re on hand to give you the support and guidance you need to let and manage your property efficiently, legally, and cost-effectively.

  • Local knowledge – We know our areas – and the properties and people within them – better than anyone else. Put simple, there’s nobody better placed to market your property and attract tenants.

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Looking for more info?
Still not sure how these changes apply to you?
Contact our lettings team for a free, no obligation chat.