Election delays selective licensing scheme consultation

The Council’s consultation on its proposed selective licensing scheme to improve housing standards in privately rented homes will now start on 12 June after the General Election.

Election delays selective licensing scheme consultation

The consultation had been scheduled to begin in April but has now been put back because of so-called purdah restrictions which limit councils’ activities in the run-up to elections.

Earlier this year, the Council’s cabinet had backed going ahead with a selective licensing scheme to help improve housing standards in privately rented homes and reduce associated littering, fly-tipping, crime and anti-social behaviour. This is subject to a public consultation.

The consultation is now planned to begin after the election on 12 June and will run for 10 weeks and more details will be published about this in due course.

A proposed five year selective licensing scheme would help landlords and letting agents in Hadley and Leegomery, Malinslee and Hollinswood, Brookside and Sutton Hill and Woodside improve their properties and improve the quality of life for everyone living in and around these neighbourhoods.

These areas have been chosen because evidence shows that they have higher rates of housing disrepair, a higher turnover of tenants, littering, fly-tipping and anti-social behaviour than other areas.

Depending on the outcome of the consultation, the scheme could go live in November.

Any newsroom comments on this issue will be published after the General Election.

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