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About 2 weeks ago 169
Please see below email I have received from Coventry City Council regarding a Selective Licensing scheme (not that selective) which is being rushed through with very little publicity to date. Some of the facts and figures used to justify the scheme do not at first glance at least ring true!
If you could publicise this to Property118 readers perhaps I can receive examples of how landlords have stopped such a scheme in their areas.
“Selective licensing scheme
Dear Sir or Madam
I am writing to you to inform you that Coventry City Council has developed proposals for a Selective Licensing scheme and a citywide HMO Additional Licensing Scheme as part of its commitment to improving conditions and management of houses in the private rented sector in Coventry.
The Housing Act 2004 includes powers whereby the Council may consult on introducing Selective Licensing and Additional Licensing schemes, either for a specific area or for the whole of the city. Included within the legislation is a requirement to undertake a formal consultation in relation to such proposals.
The Council opened a consultation on 9 January 2019 which will run for 10 weeks until 20 March 2019 to seek views on its proposals. You can take part in this consultation and share your views about the proposals by completing an online questionnaire at www.coventry.gov.uk/propertylicensing where you will also find more information about the detailed proposals and other supporting documentation.
The Council will also be organising a series of public events to which we would encourage you to attend. Council officers will be present to explain the proposals and answer any questions you may have. These meetings will take place over the ten week consultation period and further details can be found at www.coventry.gov.uk/propertylicensing
It is important that views of different stakeholders are taken into account during the consultation period so I encourage you to share these details with any other property agents, landlords and businesses that you think may be interested.
If you have any questions then please feel free to contact me directly at email@example.com
Property Licensing Manager”
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