October 25, 2014
No London borough is complete without its landlord licensing scheme, it would seem. Politicians, keen to look like they’re sorting out landlords, are following a fashion. Get your staff to look at the feasibility of licensing. Even though the fees can only be used to fund the scheme, the extra millions maintain departments in a time of extensive cuts.
Is selective licensing the best way to improve standards in the PRS? We have no idea because none of the boroughs have been patient enough to carry out a proper evaluation of Newham’s first borough [...]