Lincoln 'To Let Board' ban is approved

Regulation 7 - Letting Boards

On 8 April 2019, the City Council removed deemed consent for using letting boards in certain areas of the city following approval from the Secretary of State.

The City of Lincoln Council’s Planning Manager, Kieron Manning, said at the time: “In recent years, the council has witnessed a significant increase in the number of complaints about the proliferation of To Let boards in certain parts of the city.

“Any letting sign should be a temporary feature but, when signs are left up too long in areas containing high numbers of rental properties, they can begin to dominate the street scene.

“We became aware that some signs were staying almost all-year-round and this was beginning to have a negative effect on the look and feel of our streets, so we decided to take pro-active action to solve the problem.

“We are very pleased that government has listened and agreed to allow us to implement the ban. We don’t expect this to have a negative impact on the city’s rental market as searches are now mostly done online, and people who are interested in moving to these particular areas will be able to find homes to rent very easily on the internet. In addition, they can also visit and call letting agents direct for an up-to-date overview of properties available.”

The result of this removal of deemed consent is that To Let Boards are now banned in the following five areas of the City:

Monks Road area
Sincil Bank area
West End
Union Road
Waterloo Street

Should you wish to discuss this further, please contact Planning Enforcement on (01522) 873296 or email

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