We want your views on Selective Licensing Proposal

Posted: 17/01/2018

Stoke on Trent City Council is consulting on the introduction of selective licensing in 14 areas of the City.

Bad housing has a terrible impact on the health and welfare of the people who live in it and impacts on the wider community.

Selective Licensing can help to tackle bad housing and poor management of tenancies. These issues can lead to problematic areas with anti-social behaviour; fly-tipping and high numbers of empty properties within the private rented sector.

If the Selective Licensing schemes go ahead, landlords within the 14 areas will be required to hold a license for each property that they rent out, they will need to pass a fit and proper person test as well as comply with licence conditions.

As a person who either lives, works or operates a business within the City we would like to hear your views regarding the Selective Licensing proposals. There are a number of ways you can provide your feedback:

Online www.stoke.gov.uk/selective

By telephone 01782 234234

In person An event has been arranged for landlords to discuss the details of the scheme and how the proposals may affect them on 14 March 4pm- 7pm at the Windsor Room, Stoke on Trent City Council, Glebe Street, Stoke, ST4 1HH.
If you are a landlord or agent, and would like to attend, please email selectivelicensing@stoke.gov.uk to confirm your attendance.

Alternatively, if you would like to request a paper copy of the consultation questionnaire, please contact the Private Sector Housing Team on 01782 232087 or email selectivelicensing@stoke.gov.uk

Please provide your feedback on the proposals by 30 April 2018.