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Havering landlords: Have your say in licensing consultation

Victoria Barker
Written by Victoria Barker

The RLA is urging landlords with properties in the London Borough of Havering to have their say on licensing plans.

The Council is proposing to introduce two licensing schemes.

Additional licensing

Firstly, an additional licensing scheme has been proposed which will add to the existing HMO licensing scheme already in force. The proposed scheme will include the remaining six wards in Havering currently not covered, including Cranham, Upminster, St Andrews, Emerson Park, Hacton, and Hylands. Read more about additional licensing in the RLA’s guidance on this here.

Selective Licensing

As well as introducing additional licensing, the Council is proposing to implement a selective licensing scheme in the wards of Romford Town and Brooklands. This means that if the scheme gets the go ahead, ALL private rented properties rented to a single family or household or two unrelated people, would be required to be licensed.

Have your say on the plans

The Council has launched a twelve week consultation on these plans, and the RLA is urging landlords in Havering to have their say.

As with other local licensing consultations, the RLA will also be making a formal response.

The consultation will run for twelve weeks, and will close on 20th September 2019. To read about the proposals in more detail and to have your say, click here.

  • The results of a review into selective licensing were published this week. One of the report’s recommendations was to introduce a National Register for Landlords. The RLA is extremely disappointed with the recommendation, which it believes could end up harming those it is designed to help. You can read more about this here.
  • To read other local authority licensing responses and news, click here.
  • To learn more about selective licensing, read our guidance.

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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