Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Council Proposes New Licensing Scheme To Improve Private Rented Housing

A new licensing scheme for landlords is being proposed by Nottingham City Council to improve standards in the private rented housing sector. Recently the council announced it was concerned about poor standards in the city's private rented sector having received over 4,500 complaints in the last four years. Complaints dealt with by the authority included everything from dangerous electrical wiring; cockroach infestations, smoke alarms not working and lack of windows, ventilation or safe escape. A report to the council's executive board on November 22 recommends approval in principle for a 'selective licensing' scheme. This would require private landlords to obtain a license demonstrating that they and their properties meet required standards. Read more on the Nottingham Post website.

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