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