Council consults on Selective Licensing Scheme

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.

Selective Licensing is a local authority managed scheme that requires private rented properties to be licensed prior to letting. The aim of the scheme is to apply a minimum standard to all private rented properties and ensure that all tenants are able to enjoy a safe, comfortable and well-managed home.

Landlords 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.

Councillor Steve Scotthorne, Cabinet Member for Housing at Bassetlaw District Council said:

“We are consulting on proposals to introduce a Selective Licensing scheme across an area of Worksop and are keen to hear from tenants, agents, landlords and residents about their views. Selective Licensing has the potential to raise standards in the private rented sector and help ensure that properties for rent are safe and well managed.”

View the list of streets in the proposed Selective Licensing Scheme.

The consultation runs until midnight Thursday 10th October. View the full proposal, an explanatory document and the consultation survey.

Alternatively, paper copies of the survey are available from reception at the Council Offices, Queen’s Buildings, Potter Street, Worksop.

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. 


Last Updated on Tuesday, August 20, 2019