Following the successful implementation of selective licensing in Netherfield, we’re consulting to extend the scheme to four focussed parts of the borough to make privately rented homes better for people to live in. The areas subject to this consultation are parts of:
The consultation is open to anyone including residents, landlords, and managing agents. You can have your say on the proposal to make it mandatory for persons having control of private rented properties to obtain licences within the proposed areas. The licence contains a number of conditions aimed at ensuring properties are suitably managed and gives the Council extra powers to tackle substandard property management. Our intention is to work in partnership with landlords, managing agents and residents to improve the area, but where necessary we will be able to use our licensing conditions and enforcement powers to bring about improvements.
The provision, known as selective licensing can apply in areas where there is deprivation, high levels of antisocial behaviour, high levels of crime and poor housing conditions. The proposed licensing scheme will give us the additional resource and powers to safeguard tenants and hold non-compliant landlords to account.
Consultation is open until 4 January.
To find out more about the proposal why not join one of our two free virtual consultation events where council officers will present the proposal and will be able to answer questions relating to the consultation. The details of the events are as follows:
Residents event – Thursday 19th November, 3pm to 5pm
Landlords and Agents event – Wednesday 25th November, 3pm to 5pm
The events will be held online and to register your attendance please email your name and postal address to email@example.com no later than 2 days before the event. Please indicate in the email title if you would like to participate in a selective licensing ‘landlord and agent event’ or ‘residents event’.
Invites with a link to join the event will be sent out via email the day before the event. Any contact details received will be held and only used for the purpose of this consultation.