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Have your say on Weymouth landlord licensing scheme

Members of the general public are being offered the opportunity to have their say on the possible introduction of the Weymouth landlord licensing scheme.

Weymouth and Portland Borough Council wants to know whether a landlord licensing scheme should be introduced.

The scheme would aim to improve the way private housing is managed.

Private landlords would, for example, have to make sure properties are well managed and maintained.

It would effectively mean that private rented accommodation in most of the Melcombe Regis area would be subject to licensing, with conditions attached to the licence requiring landlords to adopt good management practices.

Cllr Gill Taylor, housing briefholder at Weymouth and Portland Borough Council, said: “We have a some really good landlords in Weymouth but we also have some who are not so good. Poor housing affects people’s physical and mental health.

“Everyone who rents should be able to live in a decent home. This is why we are considering introducing this scheme to improve housing standards. I believe that good landlords will support this scheme, as will tenants.

“The consultation is quick, easy to complete and confidential. Please take the time to have your say and complete it. Your views will be considered.”

To offer your view in a survey, click here

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