Landlords with rental properties in Lewisham are being urged by the RLA to have their say on Council plans to introduce a large licensing scheme in the borough.
There are currently two property licensing schemes in operation in Lewisham; mandatory licensing and additional licensing.
The Council is now consulting on plans to extend the current additional licensing scheme, so that it applies to all HMO properties in the borough.
In addition to this, a borough-wide selective licensing scheme has also be proposed.
If the plans are approved, it will mean that ALL private rented properties across Lewisham would require a licence. Because the scheme is so large, it would need approval from the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government as well.
Have your say on these plans
As with other local authority licensing consultations, the RLA will be making a formal response to this consultation.
As well as this, the association is urging landlords with rental properties in Lewisham to have their say in this important consultation.
To do so, click this link. The consultation closes on 20th August 2019.