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Coventry selective licensing scheme rejected as additional licensing approved

Victoria Barker
Written by Victoria Barker

Plans to introduce a selective licensing scheme in Coventry have been put on hold, after councillors voted it down based on awaiting an upcoming selective licensing review.

This is something the RLA warned the council about in its consultation response on the licensing plans last year.

However, an additional HMO licensing scheme in Coventry has been given the go ahead, and will be introduced on 4th May 2020, lasting for five years. It is estimated the new scheme will affect approximately 4,000 properties across the city.

RLA’s consultation response on the plans

Last year, the RLA responded to a consultation the council ran on the plans.

In the RLA’s response, the association raised concerns about the proposed fee structure for the additional licensing scheme, and had a number of concerns about the selective licensing scheme including that the council already has existing enforcement powers to root out criminal landlords, including banning orders and civil penalty orders.

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About the author

Victoria Barker

Victoria Barker

Victoria is the Communications Officer for the RLA.

She is responsible for producing articles for our Campaigns and News Centre, the weekly E-News newsletter and media review, and creating social media content. She also contributes to our members magazine, Residential Property Investor.

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