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Have your say on private-renting in Havering

Published: Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Havering Council calls on all local residents, landlords and managing agents to have their say on the council’s proposal to introduce an Additional Landlord Licensing scheme.

Additional Landlord Licensing scheme

Two scheme options, for privately rented properties in the borough, are currently being considered as part of a coordinated approach to ensure minimum safety standards within the private- housing sector. Under both scheme options, landlords will have to stick to a minimum safety standard and pay a fee starting from £900 to obtain an additional licence.

Option 1 – A wider scheme covering 12 Wards                                                                
This option proposes that the additional licensing designation will include Brooklands, Elm Park, Gooshays, Heaton, Harold Wood, Havering Park, Mawneys, Pettits, Rainham & Wennington, Romford Town, South Hornchurch and Squirrels Heath wards.

Option 2 – A narrower scheme covering four Wards                                                                     
This option proposes that only houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) located within the wards of Brooklands, Gooshays, Heaton and Romford Town would be subject to additional licensing. These four wards have been identified as there has been substantial evidence of problems associated with HMOs in these areas.

The consultation will run for a period of ten weeks and closes on Friday 28 July 2017.

Find out more information and meet with private-sector housing staff at a number of drop-in events (no appointment necessary):

Date

Time

Venue

Tuesday 6 June

10.15am - 1pm

Harold Hill Library meeting room

Wednesday 14 June

10.15am - 1pm

South Hornchurch Library

Tuesday 27 June

10.15am - 1pm

Romford Library first floor meeting room

Monday 3 July

3.45pm - 7.00pm

Romford Library first floor meeting room

Wednesday 12 July

10.15am - 1.00pm

Harold Hill Library meeting room

Thursday 20 July

4.15pm - 7.00pm

Romford Library first floor meeting room

 

Visit www.havering.gov.uk/consultations to have your say and find out more information. Alternatively, views can be submitted via email to: landlordlicensing@havering.gov.uk or sent to: Private Sector Housing Team, Public Protection, London Borough of Havering, Town Hall, Main Road, Romford  RM1 3SL.

Copies of the proposals are also available to view at Havering libraries.