A selective licensing scheme that was due to come into force in some areas of Brighton and Hove in February has been withdrawn by the Secretary of State.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However, Brighton and Hove Council now say that this selective licensing scheme has been withdrawn, stating that they are seeking clarification from the Government as to why this is now the case.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- You can read more about this selective licensing scheme here, including the RLA’s response to the official consultation that Brighton and Hove ran on the proposals, in September 2017.
- Want to learn more about selective licensing? Have a read of our selective licensing guide
- For more information, please visit the housing pages on Brighton and Hove Council’s website.