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Greenwich Council resume their selective licensing consultation

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - Royal Borough of Greenwich

Royal Borough of Greenwich landlord licensing consultation 2020

A consultation seeking views on a proposed selective licensing scheme in the Royal Borough of Greenwich resumed on 23 July 2020.

The consultation originally started on 17 February 2020 and was set to run until 26 April 2020. However, as reported by London Property Licensing, the consultation was paused due to the COVID-19 pandemic (read here). 

The Royal Borough are consulting on plans to extend licensing to all privately rented properties in Woolwich Common, Glyndon, Woolwich Riverside, Shooters Hill and Plumstead council wards.

The council already operates a borough wide additional licensing scheme that has extended licensing to all Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs).

According to the council, the private rented sector has grown considerably during recent years and whilst they acknowledge most private landlords provide a decent service, there are still some private properties that are badly managed. The selective licensing scheme is designed to improve standards in private rented single-family properties and reduce anti-social behaviour, deprivation and crime.

The second phase of the consultation is taking place from 23 July to 10 September 2020 and more information can be found on the council’s website.

A free guide containing more detailed information about property licensing in the Royal Borough of Greenwich is available here.

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