lettings licensing scheme central housing group

Council drops lettings licensing scheme after massive backlash

This is a rare story: a council has dropped a plan for a lettings licensing scheme as a result of 900 people responding to a consultation, the biggest feedback in the council’s history.

Telford & Wrekin council wanted a selective licensing scheme but as a result of the consultation are now having a five-point crackdown on abuses connected with rental property, without the need for landlords to buy licences.

The Shropshire Star newspaper says that under the original plans, private landlords in certain areas of Telford would have had to buy five-year licences before letting out properties.

However, the new plan instead includes a ‘rogue landlord taskforce’, an enhanced set of licensing conditions for HMOs, a new housing enforcement policy, a bigger environmental cleaning team to tackle fly-tipping, and more enforcement officers.

The selective licensing proposal was only for specific areas whereas the new measures will be across the entire council patch.

A council spokesman says: “We have to invest in this, working with others and partnership to make it work. If it doesn’t, we might have to revisit selective licensing. We’re satisfied and confident there’s as many people as possible on board and that we’re going to make it work.”

Blog Post from Letting Agent Today

See details of our Guaranteed Rent Scheme here

If you have any comments, please email the author of this article and click on the link above

Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Post Type Selectors

Registered Office: Woodgate Studios, 2-8 Games Road, Cockfosters, Hertfordshire, EN4 9HN | Registered in England and Wales | Registered Company No. 3961047 | VAT Registration No. 752 6015 48


Social Media Auto Publish Powered By : XYZScripts.com
Google Rating
Based on 110 reviews