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Selective Landlord Licensing Schemes

Meeting: 11/10/2022 - Cabinet (Item 37)

37 Future Programme for the Selective Licensing of Private Landlords pdf icon PDF 151 KB

Report of the Deputy Chief Executive

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Consideration has been given to the proposal to develop evidence led programme of future Selective Landlord Licensing (SLL) schemes.






That the proposal for evidence led assessment of potential areas of the borough that would benefit from Selective Landlord Licensing be approved.






That the proposal to consider at a future Cabinet meeting, details of the proposed areas and to receive and consider at that time a report on a proposed programme of SLL scheme implementation, subject to statutory public consultation, be approved.






That the financial impact of the necessary development work be noted.






That the intention to undertake a study into the impacts of SLL in meeting the Council’s wider Thrive ambition and in delivering its Health and Wellbeing strategic priorities be noted.




The above decisions have been made for the following reasons:






There are high levels of private rented properties in some areas, and ineffective property and tenancy management by some landlords is having a detrimental effect on the health and wellbeing of some of the most vulnerable private renters and contributing to the impact of deprivation.






Without SLL it is not possible for the Council to focus any proactive intervention to protect residents within these areas from the impact of poorly managed privately rented homes.






The development of a programme of SLL that phases implementation over time, is necessary to ensure that the activity is achievable within the resources available and affordable to the Council.






Current schemes must continue to be resourced until they come to an end and development work for further schemes must be carried out at the same time.