A London council is inviting landlords and others to respond to a consultation on changes to its licensing regime.
Ealing council claims the licensing scheme it introduced in 2017 has been a success in “delivering safer homes for tenants, more support for landlords, and a reduction in neighbourhood nuisance and anti-social behaviour.”
Now it wants to renew the existing borough-wide additional licensing scheme for HMOs, and expand this element to include the majority of HMOs, rather than just the larger ones.
It also wants to expand selective licensing to cover all rented properties in the 15 wards of the borough with the highest number of homes in poor condition.
Under the schemes, a licence holder would have to comply with the usual management conditions but would also be expected to “properly manage any anti-social behaviour from their tenants.”
The consultation is open until early August and landlords can fill in the council’s online survey, as well as attending meetings in early June.
More details are available by emailing email@example.com or calling 01904 557197.
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