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New selective licensing rules come into force today

BTL landlords in parts of Sheffield must now apply to the council for a licence to let their properties after selective licensing came into effect today.

Under the new regulations, all landlords who own property in parts of London Road, Abbeydale Road and Chesterfield Road, must have applied for a license in order to carry on renting out their properties to tenants.

The new scheme is being introduced to improve the standard of properties in the local PRS, according to Sheffield City Council.


Landlords who have not yet applied for a licence are at serious risk of breaching the law and could face criminal prosecution and financial penalties.

Cllr Jim Steinke, cabinet member for housing at the council, said: “Don’t underestimate our commitment and our powers.  We mean what we say.

“We have thousands of safe and well managed private rented properties across the city.  But we cannot ignore the despicable conditions we saw on London Road, Abbeydale Road and Chesterfield Road. We encourage all landlords to help themselves and take responsibility.

“Everyone deserves to live in safe, good quality housing, regardless of whether they rent or own their home.”

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    I could not agree more - we need more of it SOON !


    yes hopefully it will push standards up which has to be good, but costs will push rents up which will mean more sleeping in shop door ways, it's a double sided sword

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    Good very good, let's hope the same rules and regs apply to the council landlords!?

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    Steve stop the letting stuff go into comedy “same regs applied to council landlords” love the jokes lol


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