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Harrow Council consulting on plans to renew additional and selective licensing schemes

Thursday, February 25, 2021 - Harrow Council

Harrow additional and selective licensing consultation 2021

Harrow Council is consulting on plans to renew their selective licensing scheme that was introduced in the Wealdstone ward in June 2016. The current scheme ends on 31 May 2021.
 
Harrow Council is also consulting on plans to renew their borough wide additional licensing scheme. The current scheme was introduced on 1 March 2016 and ends on 28 February 2021.
 
The council previously consulted on plans to renew their additional licensing scheme from 3 September to 12 November 2020 but we didn’t find out about the consultation until after it ended and there were issues with the evidence base (read here). As a result, the council decided to rerun the consultation.

Harrow Council have also recently approved plans to renew their selective licensing in the Edgware ward (read here). Just five landlords and agents took part in the consultation for that scheme.  

The situation in Harrow demonstrates how a complex licensing framework with different schemes covering different properties on different timelines makes regulatory compliance a far more challenging goal.

The consultation on plans the renew the borough wide additional licensing scheme started on 15 January and continues until 26 March 2021. You can read the consultation documents and complete an online questionnaire by visiting the council’s website.

The consultation on plans the renew the Wealdstone selective licensing scheme started on 25 January and continues until 5 April 2021. You can read the consultation documents and complete an online questionnaire by visiting the council’s website.

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

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