The RLA’s ‘very constructive’ and ‘helpful’ response to Hyndburn’s selective licensing scheme consultation has forced the local authority to rethink its proposals.
In a letter to the RLA, Hyndburn has promised to follow through some of the RLA’s recommendations in a revised scheme proposal, including:
- Details of appropriate comparable areas and rental values, as agreed with local landlords.
- Use of a CIPF toolkit to revise impact on rental yields to 1/3 per cent.
- Provide clearer outcomes and monitoring targets.
- Provide a better breakdown of costs.
- Address the risk of displacement of tenants and landlords.
- Review the conditions of license.
- Consider training as a condition of license.
- Provide more specific information about the regeneration work that will be achieved from a selective licensing scheme.
At the time of writing, the decision to proceed with a revised scheme was to be debated by Hyndburn’s cabinet (on the 1st August). The outcome of the meeting will be reported in the August edition of RLA News.