The council is currently consulting on two proposed licensing schemes for private rented housing in the city.
- a city-wide Additional Licensing Scheme for smaller Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) not covered by mandatory licensing
- a Selective Licensing Scheme for other private rented homes in 12 wards in the city
The aim is to improve consistency of management and maintenance standards in the city’s private rented housing. The council is required to consult interested parties about the schemes and consider representations before reaching a final decision.
The full background on the decision to propose these schemes is given in the private rented sector discretionary licensing reports discussed by the Housing & New Homes Committee on 16 November 2016 and 14 June 2017.
The consultations close at midnight on Sunday 10 September 2017.
Additional licensing consultation
Councils can introduce additional licensing schemes for HMOs smaller than those to which the mandatory…
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