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Brighton & Hove selective licensing scheme withdrawn

Victoria Barker
Written by Victoria Barker

A selective licensing scheme that was due to come into force in some areas of Brighton and Hove in February has been withdrawn by the Secretary of State.

In September, we reported that the Secretary of State had approved a selective licensing designation in the following areas of the town:

Brunswick and Adelaide, Central Hove, East Brighton, Hanover & Elm Grove, Hollingdean & Stanmer, Queens Park, Moulsecoomb & Bevendean, Preston Park, Regency, South Portslade, St Peters & North Laine and Westbourne. 

The scheme was due to come into force in February 2018.

However, Brighton and Hove Council now say that this selective licensing scheme has been withdrawn, stating that they are seeking clarification from the Government as to why this is now the case.

They will provide an update in due course.

If you are a landlord with property in these areas, and you have a question about selective licensing, then the Council have a dedicated email for this. You should email

About the author

Victoria Barker

Victoria Barker

Victoria is the Communications Officer for the RLA.

With a degree in Journalism, she is responsible for producing articles for our Campaigns and News Centre, the weekly E-News newsletter and creating social media content.

Before joining the RLA, Victoria worked in the University of Salford’s press office, and during University she represented Smooth Radio at events across the North West, as a member of the street team.

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