Brent Council considering additional HMO and selective licensing schemes

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Brent Council considering additional HMO and selective licensing schemes..

Brent Council consulting on proposals for additional HMO and selective licensing schemes for private landlords in the region.

The London Borough of Brent council is currently undertaking consultations to measure residents thoughts behind proposals to implement selective and additional licensing for private landlords who let out homes in multiple occupation (HMOs).

Selective licensing is when a council or local authority designates a particular area wherein any private landlord properties must have a licence to be rented out. This is done for a variety of reasons but in the case of Brent Borough Council the size of the PRS and instances of anti-social behaviour (ASB) are emphasised as rationale behind these drives.

Additional licensing requires HMOs which are not subject to mandatory licensing to have a licence.

For more information, including fee costing and whether or not you will be affected, please visit the Brent Borough Council webpage for the consultation which runs until 10th March 2014.

The RLA, as with other consultations, will be responding in due course to this consultation. The RLA promotes alternatives such as accreditation and tenant education to help improve standards and understanding of responsibilities within the private rented sector. In the meantime you can familiarise yourself with other areas of licensing and RLA consultation responses through our further information links below.

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