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New rules for Houses in Multiple Occupation From 1 October, HMO licensing rules are changing. If you rent a property to five unrelated people, you will need a licence.

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Local Plan Consultation The consultation on the proposed main modifications runs until 23 October.

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Universal Credit Find out how changes to benefits may affect you.

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Interested in becoming a councillor? Find out what's involved by registering for one of our information events.

Handy Person Scheme Find out how our Handy Person Scheme can help with small repairs to your home, and assess your home to minimise the risk of falls, if you're over 60, disabled or vulnerable and live in our borough. We make a small charge for works or repairs, such as plumbing, alterations, assembling flat-pack furniture or shelving, putting up curtain rails and installing key safes etc.As part of our falls-prevention scheme, the handyman will complete a Homecheck to minimise the risk of falls, installing both internal and external rails free of charge.To find out more about the Handy Person Scheme, watch our short video and see our Handy person scheme page for further details and to complete our online enquiry form.