London Borough of Bexley

London Borough of Bexley
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London Borough of Bexley

Selective and Additional Licensing Scheme Consultations

Due to fast growing pace of London and the city's housing supply rarely meeting demand, the borough of Bexley is actively working to manage the rapid increase in the number of smaller residential properties being converted into houses in multiple occupation or HMOs.

The licensing options planned for Bexley would take the form of an 'additional' licensing scheme for smaller HMOs as well as possible 'selective' licensing of privately rented accommodation in a defined area.

The introduction of a licensing scheme will require the condition of a property to comply with specific standards relating to fire safety, provision of amenities as well as space standards alongside the licence holder will also be required to be deemed suitable by the local authority.

The authority is considering implementing a selective licensing scheme for private rented properties within the DA8 and SE28 areas due to the high number of complaints the council receives of anti-social behaviour or nuisance behaviour per property in these areas.

The closing date for comments is Friday 17 February 2017.

For more information and details on how to the reply to Bexley's consultation click here.

Contact Details

Phone: 020 8303 7777

London Landlord Accreditation Scheme

Phone: 0207 974 1970

Environmental Health

Phone: 020 8303 7777

Private Sector Housing

Phone: 020 8303 7777
Local Events Date Location
Gaining Possession 06/07/2017 London
Principles of HMO's 11/07/2017 London
Legionella 07/09/2017 London
Electrical Safety 12/09/2017 London
Leasehold Service Charges 21/09/2017 London
Principles of Lettings 28/09/2017 London
Agents Guide to Lettings 05/10/2017 London
Property Investor & Homebuyer Show 06/10/2017 London
Gaining Possession 10/10/2017 London
Capital Gains Tax 24/10/2017 London
Property Tax 25/10/2017 London
Property Repairs 07/11/2017 London
Property Standards and Safety 14/11/2017 London
Housing Law Update (Landlords) 16/11/2017 London
Housing Law Update (Landlords) 16/11/2017 London

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