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New Selective Licensing regime goes out for consultation

Plans to introduce Selective Licensing of privately rented properties have been agreed by leading Stockton-on-Tees councillors and now go for consultation.

Under the proposals, all private landlords operating in a designated Selective Licensing area would be required to obtain a licence, valid for up to five years and containing a series of conditions that the licence holder must comply with.

Councillors have now agreed to commence a detailed public consultation on the plans.

A council spokesperson says: “We are delighted to be able to bring forward these proposals and agree the next steps to launch a public consultation on the Selective Licensing scheme.

"There's very strong evidence for what has been brought forward and it's been done in line with government guidance.

"The next steps now are to run an extensive consultation and of course all replies will be considered and inform our decision as to whether we continue with the proposed plans."

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    I could be wrong, but from my best knowledge, this is an Insultation, they have already decided what they are going to do. Laws are already in place to inspect and fine landlords. Just another moneymaking scam.

    • A JR
    • 20 October 2023 18:14 PM

    Agreed, and all these schemes are the same across the UK. All are preceded by and build on erroneous manipulated data and responses specifically designed to justify the councils position. They are all about a money grab, period.

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    More legalised council theft. Tenant pays more

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    Nothing we can do the Law of the Land going through Parliament based on a pack of blatant lies, you can’t beat fake news, by people who rule the roost getting paid £100k pa + for doing nothing.


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