Newham Selective Licensing Consultation
The number of privately rented properties in Newham has grown significantly in recent years with the current figure standing at approximately 45,000. Private renting is predicted to continue to rise, as demand for housing outstrips supply and house prices remain unaffordable for many residents.
Newham Councils believes that their past experience shows that without licensing anti-social behaviour in rental properties is likely to increase. The borough is committed to driving up the quality of private rented properties in the borough and reducing the problems associated with it. They believe proposing a new scheme for January 2018 will diminish crime, anti-social behaviour, and deprivation in new and existing rental properties.
The London Borough are consulting on two options:
Option 1 - Implement a borough-wide scheme This option proposes to implement a borough-wide Additional Licensing scheme (covering houses in multiple occupation) and Selective Licensing scheme (properties with one family or household). This means all private sector landlords will need a licence and have to meet the necessary criteria in order to hold a licence.
Option 2 - Implement a borough-wide scheme that excludes E20 This option proposes to implement a borough-wide Additional Licensing scheme (covering houses in multiple occupation) and Selective Licensing scheme (properties with one family or household) across the whole borough apart from the East Village (E20 postcode area) in Stratford.
The closing date for comments is Monday 23 January 2017 and the report will be published Thursday 6 April 2017.
For more information on the consultation and details on how to reply, click here.
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Events and Training
|National Landlord Investment Show East London||6th September 2017||More Info|
|Property Investor & Homebuyer Show||6th October 2017||ExCel, London||More Info|
|Property Investor & Homebuyer Show||20th April 2018||More Info|
|RLA Online Training||More Info|
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|Leasehold Service Charges||21st September 2017||London||£200 to £250||Book Now|
|Principles of HMO's||26th September 2017||London||£150 to £169||Book Now|
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|Gaining Possession||10th October 2017||London||£150 to £169||Book Now|
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