Waltham Forest Borough Council consults on selective and additional licensing

Article Posted -
08 Feb 2019

Waltham Forest Borough Council has begun consultation on selective and additional licensing in the borough. The consultation will close on 29 April 2019.

The proposals for selective licensing within the borough will cover all but two wards (Endlebury and Hatch Lane), and will look to build on the existing scheme that ends in 2020.

Additional licensing proposals are set to be borough-wide for Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO) that do not currently fall within the scope of Mandatory HMO licensing.

The council has provided guidance on the proposed fee structure which will be spilt into two parts in keeping with recent case law. The council will also be holding public sessions during the consultation and further details can be found on the website.

The NLA attended a council meeting on the proposals on 6 February 2019 and amongst other issues, concerns were raised about, the need for a coordinated strategy involving police and social workers to enforce against anti-social behaviour.

Further details about the pricing and scheme’s details can be found here.

What you need to do:

We recommend that landlords attend public meetings and submit a response to the consultation to ensure that the council considers their views.

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