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London council says licensing needed as third of homes privately rented

A London council has launched into session over two new non-public rental licensing schemes – and says they’re needed as a third of the borough now lives on this sector. 

Southwark council claims its ambition is “to remodel non-public rented houses, so that every one residents have entry to protected, safe and good high quality lodging.” 

The council says it’s taken important motion to deal with poor requirements because the earlier schemes began in 2016. Whilst the earlier further licensing scheme lined the entire borough, the selective licensing scheme was restricted to some key trunk roads and excessive streets. 

But in a press release the council says: “However, renters nonetheless face hazardous, over-crowded and unacceptable situations. Southwark is eager to proceed the nice work that was achieved and to broaden the world of the selective scheme in order that extra tenants could be helped.”

Council chief Kieron Williams says: “We need to guarantee everybody who’s renting privately in Southwark has a good house, with good requirements of safety, security and high quality. Having invested considerably in landlord licensing over the previous few years we at the moment are trying to take this additional with proposals for brand spanking new property licensing schemes overlaying over 90 per cent of the borough’s non-public rented

The session is over two new licensing schemes which, if launched, would come into impact in two phases, the primary from September, adopted by a bigger space later in 2022.

The session runs till Friday May 14 and you possibly can see it right here.