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Lewisham landlords: Have your say on borough-wide licensing plans

Victoria Barker
Written by Victoria Barker

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.

To read more about the consultation and have your say, click here. Learn more about selective licensing in our online guide.

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.

1 Comment

  • Another rogue council following in the footsteps of Croydon making money off the back of other’s hard work. I am sure the good people of Blackheath, Grove Park, Lee, Bromely, Crystal Palace and better areas of Lewisham will not be happy to know that the Council regards their areas as “areas of anti-social behaviour” and that Lewisham consider their whole borough to be a pit that requires borough-wide attention and that it is landlords who are to solve the council’s problems for them.

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