Review of Selective Licensing announced

by Property 118

14:15 PM, 20th June 2018
About 2 years ago

Review of Selective Licensing announced

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Review of Selective Licensing announced

In addition to releasing the guide “Houses in multiple occupation and residential property licensing reform: guidance for local housing authorities” the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government has today announced a review into selective licensing to find out how well it is working.

The review and its finding will be released some time next Spring 2019 and will include evidence from independent commissioners, local authorities and bodies representing agents, landlords, tenants and housing professionals.

According to LocalGov.co.uk “Selective licensing gives local housing authorities the power to make it compulsory for landlords renting out private accommodation in a specified area to have a licence.

The intention behind the scheme is to deliver improved standards and safety in the private rented sector by enabling councils to assess whether they consider a potential landlord to be ‘fit or proper’. The local authority is also able to make other stipulations concerning management of the property and appropriate safety measures.”

Evidence from our own readers in particular, Larry Sweeney in Liverpool, and Mick Roberts in Nottingham has been particularly damning regarding the implementation, costs and legality of Selective Licensing in their respective local authorities.



Comments

Gayle Tregaskis

12:45 PM, 27th July 2018
About 2 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Mick Roberts at 23/07/2018 - 06:07
Hi Chris

I can't see emails, can you resend? gayle.tregaskis@googlemail.com

many thanks

Gayloe

Gayle Tregaskis

11:25 AM, 9th August 2018
About 2 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Yvonne Halliday at 23/06/2018 - 15:26
Hi

Somehow managed to disable this thread.

I am in process of appealing to lower tribunal re license conditions, will post outcome.

Gayle

Gayle Tregaskis

11:26 AM, 9th August 2018
About 2 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Gayle Tregaskis at 27/07/2018 - 12:45
Hi Chris

Can you resend emails?

Many thanks

Gayle

Mick Roberts

14:44 PM, 9th August 2018
About 2 years ago

Gayle,
I've just emailed u.

Chris Daniel

18:04 PM, 9th August 2018
About 2 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Gayle Tregaskis at 27/07/2018 - 12:45
Gayle,
I have emailed you - is it in your Spam folder ?
Chris

Gayle Tregaskis

13:34 PM, 11th August 2018
About 2 years ago

I'm in first stages of complaint to LGO and awaiting reply from LCC re licensing conditions, if not happy off to lower level tribunal I go.

Jayne Hawthorne

15:11 PM, 11th April 2019
About 11 months ago

Reply to the comment left by Larry Sweeney at 21/06/2018 - 14:09
Any mention of Liverpool City Council's Private Sector Housing Licensing Manager who failed to disclose convictions for benefit fraud?https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/pressure-council-act-over-senior-15504037

It would appear she would not have passed the "fit and proper persons" check!

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