Monday 23 December 2013

Make your views known on Landlord Licensing extension

Brent Council is consulting on a licensing scheme for landlords in the private sector. Although  this could be very useful in terms of ensuring the safety and quality of premises, the fair treatment of tenants and might help with issues such as furniture dumping when tenancies change, there are concerns from some that it could be used in conjunction with UKBA to check on the immigration status of tenants. This could result in driving landlords underground and thus defeat the main object of the scheme.

This is Brent Council's communication:

The council already operates a Mandatory Licensing Scheme that covers larger houses with multiple occupation. We are consulting on proposals to introduce Additional Licensing Scheme that would cover smaller houses with multiple occupation across the borough as well as a Selective Scheme that would cover all privately rented homes.

The selective scheme is proposed for three wards – Harlesden, Willesden Green and Wembley Central but we would also be interested to hear your views on whether it should cover a wider area.

Please click on the relevant link below to give us your views:

Landlords and managing agents’ survey

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Definitely it should cover a wider area.

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