Sunderland Selective Licensing rebellion by landlords successful

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10:26 AM, 3rd December 2018
About 6 days ago

Sunderland Selective Licensing rebellion by landlords successful

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Sunderland Selective Licensing rebellion by landlords successful

The Nottingham experience of near universal selective licensing should take note from Sunderland, a northern landlord explained, people power can win! Sunderland defeated Selective Licensing, so can others aggrieved about its unfairness.

Click Here to read Sunderland Property Blog: “From 1st July 2010 all landlords wishing to rent their property in the Middle Hendon & Long Streets area had to apply for a License as part of the Selective Licensing powers given to the Council. The Selective Licensing scheme had a 5 year lifespan, meaning it is due to end 30th June this year”

“I was not alone in assuming that it would continue beyond that date, however during a conversation with Sunderland Council Housing Office this week I’ve learned that when the scheme ends later this year it will not be renewed – instead the council are keen to promote their Accredited Landlords Scheme (which is not compulsory)”

“This means that anyone who currently holds a License will not be required to renew it when it runs out (they last 5 years) and that anyone looking to rent their property in the affected areas after 1st July 2015 will not have to apply for a License”

Robin Hood



Comments

Larry Sweeney

10:54 AM, 3rd December 2018
About 6 days ago

Congratulations to Sunderland, Council and residents. This is a good decision and the Alliance would encourage all landlords to work with and engage with this council. If This garbage is not foisted upon us ,Councils will find that working with landlords is better that the licensing bully boy approach.

Annie Landlord

17:03 PM, 3rd December 2018
About 6 days ago

This story seems to be from 2015? A quick google reveals that Gateshead has closed licensing schemes in some areas, whilst retaining them in others


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