March 23, 2015
Some good news at last from the government as they announce that local authority powers to introduce selective licensing schemes will be severely curtailed. The purpose of selective licensing was to deal with anti social behaviour or low housing demand as a last resort in targeted areas. But following Newham’s lead, a number have decided to introduce borough wide schemes requiring all privately rented properties to be licensed. What exactly are the changes that are being proposed?
Firstly any scheme that aims to license more than 20% of privately rented properties in a borough [...]