Sunderland Selective Licensing rebellion by landlords successfulMake Text Bigger
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”
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