Landlord licensing want to force a change in existing tenancy agreement?

Landlord licensing want to force a change in existing tenancy agreement?

12:30 PM, 10th July 2017, About 7 years ago 13

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I registered for Liverpool’s landlord licensing scheme with a tenant already in place and a contract already signed. They did a compliance inspection and tell me that I contravene the inspection conditions, because the contract does not contain a specific clause. While I am happy that all future contracts include this new clause, surely I have no legal right to force the tenant to agree to a change in the current contract?

i.e. Failure to include the “Nuisance and Anti-social Behaviour” clause within the tenant’s obligations of the tenancy agreement as follows:

Not to cause, or allow household members, or visitors to engage in anti-social behaviour, which means any conduct causing or capable of causing a nuisance or annoyance to the landlord, other occupiers, neighbours or people engaging in lawful activity within the locality. (Examples of anti-social behaviour include failure to control dogs or children, leaving gardens untidy, not properly disposing of rubbish, inconsiderate use of the property, as well as more serious problems such as noise, violent and criminal behaviour, domestic abuse, the supply and use of controlled drugs, and intimidation, harassment or victimisation on the grounds of a persons’ race, sex (gender), sexual orientation, disability, age, religion or belief, pregnancy or maternity status, socio-economic status)


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Yvette Newbury

9:34 AM, 15th July 2017, About 7 years ago

I had this same issue with Southwark Council when applying under their new licensing scheme (for 3 sharers in a flat). They would not provide me with the wording and I asked Tessa Shepperson (Landlord Law) for her opinion, but without knowing exactly what they wanted it to say it was tricky! (You don't have this problem) I therefore read through the section on anti-social behaviour under the Southwark scheme and devised my own addendum to the tenancy agreement containing a clause on anti-social behaviour. After a discussion, all tenants have signed and it is now included (still as an addendum) in all new tenancies. Frankly it is embarrassing asking them to sign it, but one or two have told me that it is a good point to avoid other neighbouring tenants behaving in said manner! Perhaps you could ask your present tenants if they would object to signing this, as if all agree then your problem is solved.

Simon Topple

9:20 AM, 22nd March 2018, About 6 years ago

I'd be interested to hear of an update to this - is there one?

Mick Roberts

10:48 AM, 4th July 2018, About 6 years ago

Can you Landlords please sign this & forward to all your contacts.
A small hope, we have to try anything & everything.

I'm sure we not get 10k signatures, but the more Licensing & Govt start to see these things, who knows.

“Petition calling for a review of Nottingham City Councils Selective Licensing."

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