September 18, 2016
Cumulative hearts sank when landlords of East London heard that Redbridge was planning to bring in another selective licensing scheme. Councillors fell foul of new legislation introduced following NLA campaigning in 2015 which meant that schemes covering more than 20% of a boroughs privately rented properties or geography had to seek permission from the Secretary of State. The Redbridge proposed borough wide scheme failed to gain approval.
Since Newham brought in borough wide additional and selective licensing in January 2013, schemes have spread across London. Now 19 boroughs either have or are considering implementing [...]