Article Posted -
05 Oct 2017

Birmingham

A consultation is currently underway over Birmingham City Council’s plan to introduce a selective licensing regime in the Stockland Green Ward.

You can find full details of the proposals on the council’s website here.

The council argues that the rapid growth of the private rented sector is leading to unsightly properties, rubbish dumping, anti-social behaviour and landlords failing to keep properties clean and tidy.

To remedy this apparent problem, the council plans to introduce a selective licensing scheme in the ward, forcing all landlords of Stockland Green properties to obtain a licence at a cost of £500 per property. Each licence will then last for the duration of the 5 year scheme.

The consultation started on 11th September and will run until 30th December.

Full details of the proposals, including how to respond to the consultation, can be found here.

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