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Have Your Say - Property licensing schemes consultation
31 August 2016

Redbridge Council is asking for your opinion on two proposed property licensing schemes for the Borough.

The aim of the proposed Selective Licensing schemes is to license all properties rented to single family households in certain areas of the Borough.

Through the schemes we want to protect residents from:

  • living in poor housing conditions and
  • experiencing anti-social behaviour

We want to work with landlords to create a consistent standard for rented properties.

Read more about the proposed licensing schemes(PDF 268KB) andhave your say on the consultation.

The Selective Licensing consultationruns for 12 weeks and ends on 16 October 2016.

What areas will the schemes cover?

The first scheme covers two wards:

Clementswood andValentines.

The second scheme covers14 wards:

How did we decide on these wards?

The 14 wards all meet the Secretary of States’ criteria to implement a scheme. They all have a higher than average number of private rented sector properties and high migration as well as significant and persistent anti-social behaviour associated with these rented properties.

Find out more on why these wards are being considered for Selective Licensing (PDF 5.17MB)

Come along to our public and landlords'meetings

To attend a meeting please email your name, address and contact number to reserve your place as soon as possible.

Landlords' meeting will take place:

Wednesday 10 August - Redbridge Central Library
From 7.30 pm to 8.30 pm
Clements Road, Ilford, IG1 1EA

Public meetings will take place:

Tuesday 23 August - Wanstead Library
From 5.30 pm to 8.30 pm
Spratt Hall Road, Wanstead, London, E11 2RQ

Thursday 15 September - Fullwell Cross Library
From 5.30 pm to 8.30 pm
140 High Street, Barkingside, IG6 2EA

Wednesday 28 September - Seven Kings Library
From 6 pm to 9 pm
679A High Road, Seven Kings, Ilford, IG3 8RQ

What arethe proposed fees?

We are proposing a fee of £500 discounted by 50% during the first 3 months of the scheme. The licence will be issued for 5 years except where we have concerns about how well the property is managed.

Proposed Selective Licensing fees information (PDF 101KB)

Whatlicence conditionswill alandlordhaveto follow?

Full list of conditions that need to be met for Selective Licensing (PDF 739KB)

What happens after the consultation ends?

The results and final recommendations of the Selective Licensing consultation will be reported back to Cabinet by the end of the year for a decision.

Redbridge Concern for Mental Health
98-100 Ilford Lane, Ilford, Essex