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Landlord Licensing - drop-in events to be part of formal consultation

Another council is consulting about a controversial selective licensing scheme. 

North Lincolnshire council says the proposed scheme is “designed to improve housing standards and protect Scunthorpe communities from rogue landlords and anti-social tenants”. 

As well as the routine online consultation, a series of drop-in sessions for residents and landlords have been arranged where people can ask questions, find out more details about the proposals and the areas they cover and make their own views known.


The areas proposed for the scheme cover an estimated 1,505 private sector rented properties. 

The licence conditions cover such things as overcrowding, heating and making the property safe. It ensures homes have essential safety measures installed such as smoke and carbon monoxide alarms and emergency lighting. Landlords would also have to tackle issues such as anti-social behaviour and management of waste at a property and the council would be able to ask for evidence that they are a ‘fit and proper person’.

Anyone in North Lincolnshire can make their views known on the Selective Licensing proposals – they don’t need to be a tenant or landlord or live in the designated areas.

Drop-in sessions have been arranged on the following dates:

Landlord focused events:

11 March – 3pm – 7pm at CrosbyONE, Digby St, Scunthorpe DN15 7LU

8 April – 3pm – 7pm at Wortley House Hotel Rowland Road, Scunthorpe, DN16 1SU

Resident focused events:

18 March – 3pm – 7pm at Wortley House Hotel Rowland Road, Scunthorpe, DN16 1SU

10 April – 3pm – 7pm CrosbyONE, Digby St, Scunthorpe DN15 7LU

General event:

18 April – 3pm – 7pm, Café Indie, 169-173 High St, Scunthorpe DN15 6EH

Both landlords and residents are welcome at all events.

More information on the proposal is available here.

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    Wouldn’t it be great to have a telephone that works anymore instead of music & talking machines.
    The drop in meetings will be attended by Residence all right no cost to them.

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    Are they also making provision to house those anti-social tenants too?

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    Another council another legalised theft scheme.

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    Pointless. - the only person who can prevent SL schemes is Gove, & he never does!

  • Sarah Fox-Moore

    All this means is vastly higher rents & more homelessness = more financial burden on Councils than this brings in... obviously, as more landlords sell up! Stupid is as stupid does.


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