People are being invited to share their views on the possible introduction of licensing for private sector rented housing in some parts of Leeds.
Leeds City Council is currently holding a consultation to gather feedback about making certain areas in Beeston and Harehills selective licensing areas, with the proposed licence set to cost up to £825 per property.
To help shape its decision, the council has launched an online consultation for landlords and letting agents as well as for residents, local businesses and organisations.
Reflecting on the consultation, which is open until 31 October, Mark Ireland, the council's service manager for private sector housing, said: “Selective licensing schemes can help create communities and places where people want to live, play, work and stay.
“The council is consulting on the proposal for selective licensing in parts of Beeston and Harehills. Everyone with an interest in the areas: residents, landlords, businesses and partners will be provided with information regarding the proposal.”
The council’s community hubs in the areas, the Compton Centre and Dewsbury Road , currently has information available to take away and read for those not online.
Cllr Debra Coupar, Leeds City Council's executive member for communities, said: “A priority for the council is to improve the quality of housing across the city and make sure private rented homes are well managed by landlords. This is why we’re considering introducing selective licensing in parts of Beeston and Harehills.
“We really want to hear your views on these selective licensing proposals and want as many people as possible to have their say.”
For further information on the proposed selective licensing, click here.
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