Selective Licensing - Selective licensing consultation proposal

Before completing our survey we recommend that you read the Selective Licensing Consultation Proposal document - This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format.

The Council is consulting with local tenants, residents, landlords and letting agents over proposals to introduce Selective Licensing for privately rented housing in the designated areas of Worksop South East, Worksop Central and Worksop Sandy Lane. A full list of streets that would be covered by the area is available.

Subject to its approval Selective Licensing can be used by a local authority to help improve the way private rented housing is managed. As well as better housing conditions, Selective Licensing can help to improve neighbourhoods.

Once an area is designated for Selective Licensing, every house that is let by a private landlord or agent within the area needs a license. There are some exemptions, for example houses that have a mandatory HMO license. Local authorities charge a fee for the license to cover the cost of administering the scheme and any scheme that is designated lasts for up to 5 years.

The licenses issued contain conditions which the license holder has to meet during the period of any scheme. Those who fail to meet the conditions, or who rent properties without applying for a license, would be committing a criminal offence which could result in legal action being taken against them.

As part of the proposed scheme, those applying for a licence will be required to provide information that they are ‘fit and proper persons’ and that they have satisfactory management arrangements in place for their property, including dealing with anti-social behaviour. The proposal will require private landlords to demonstrate that they can meet five standards in relation to:

  • Letting Practices
  • Creating Tennancies
  • Managing Tenancies
  • Tackling Antisocial Behaviour (ASB)
  • Ending Tenancies

In addition, the Selective Licensing scheme also seeks to impose Licensed Conditions for privately rented houses in the designated area covering:

  • Gas, Electrical and Fire Safety
  • Property Management
  • Dealing with Rubbish
  • Property Inspections
  • Tenancy Management
  • Tackling Antisocial Behaviour
  • Changes in circumstances
  • Attending Licence Holder Training

The results of the consultation will be considered as part of the process in determining whether to introduce the proposed Selective Licensing scheme.

The Council will be holding three drop in events at Worksop Town Hall to discuss the proposals with residents. These will take place on 1st August from 9am - 11am, 5th September 2pm - 4pm and 10th October 5pm - 7pm. 

To take part in the consultation, please fill in the survey. 

 

 


Last Updated on Friday, July 05, 2019

Before completing our survey we recommend that you read the Selective Licensing Consultation Proposal document - This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format.

The Council is consulting with local tenants, residents, landlords and letting agents over proposals to introduce Selective Licensing for privately rented housing in the designated areas of Worksop South East, Worksop Central and Worksop Sandy Lane. A full list of streets that would be covered by the area is available.

Subject to its approval Selective Licensing can be used by a local authority to help improve the way private rented housing is managed. As well as better housing conditions, Selective Licensing can help to improve neighbourhoods.

Once an area is designated for Selective Licensing, every house that is let by a private landlord or agent within the area needs a license. There are some exemptions, for example houses that have a mandatory HMO license. Local authorities charge a fee for the license to cover the cost of administering the scheme and any scheme that is designated lasts for up to 5 years.

The licenses issued contain conditions which the license holder has to meet during the period of any scheme. Those who fail to meet the conditions, or who rent properties without applying for a license, would be committing a criminal offence which could result in legal action being taken against them.

As part of the proposed scheme, those applying for a licence will be required to provide information that they are ‘fit and proper persons’ and that they have satisfactory management arrangements in place for their property, including dealing with anti-social behaviour. The proposal will require private landlords to demonstrate that they can meet five standards in relation to:

  • Letting Practices
  • Creating Tennancies
  • Managing Tenancies
  • Tackling Antisocial Behaviour (ASB)
  • Ending Tenancies

In addition, the Selective Licensing scheme also seeks to impose Licensed Conditions for privately rented houses in the designated area covering:

  • Gas, Electrical and Fire Safety
  • Property Management
  • Dealing with Rubbish
  • Property Inspections
  • Tenancy Management
  • Tackling Antisocial Behaviour
  • Changes in circumstances
  • Attending Licence Holder Training

The results of the consultation will be considered as part of the process in determining whether to introduce the proposed Selective Licensing scheme.

The Council will be holding three drop in events at Worksop Town Hall to discuss the proposals with residents. These will take place on 1st August from 9am - 11am, 5th September 2pm - 4pm and 10th October 5pm - 7pm. 

To take part in the consultation, please fill in the survey. 


Last Updated on Friday, July 05, 2019