Decision - Proposed Selective Licensing Scheme for privately rented homes

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Proposed Selective Licensing Scheme for privately rented homes

Decision Maker: Housing & New Homes Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


That the Housing & New Homes Committee:


(1)            Notes the results of the consultation undertaken in relation to the proposed Selective Licensing Scheme as summarised in this report and detailed in the appendices 1 and 2.


(2)            Designates the following wards as subject to selective licensing under section 80 of the Housing Act 2004 


·       St Peters & North Laine

·       Regency

·       Moulsecoomb & Bevendean

·       Hollingdean & Stanmer

·       Queens Park

·       Hanover & Elm Grove

·       Brunswick & Adelaide

·       East Brighton

·       South Portslade

·       Central Hove

·       Westbourne

·       Preston Park


(3)            Authorises the Executive Director Neighbourhoods, Communities and Housing to submit an application for confirmation of the designation to the Secretary of State.


(4)            Agrees the fee structure for a Selective Licensing Scheme as set out in paragraph 3.36.


(5)            Approve the Selective Licensing Scheme conditions attached at Appendix 3.


(6)            That officers will explore appropriate concessions on licence fees for participating landlords, should such a good landlord scheme be launched in the city.



Report author: Diane Hughes, Martin Reid

Publication date: 15/11/2017

Date of decision: 15/11/2017

Decided at meeting: 15/11/2017 - Housing & New Homes Committee

Effective from: 23/11/2017

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