Hammersmith & Fulham Additional and Selective Licensing Consultation - 10 May to 10 August 2021

Monday, May 10, 2021 - Hammersmith & Fulham Council

Date: Monday 10 May to Tuesday 10 August 2021

About: Hammersmith & Fulham Council have launched a consultation on plans to renew their additional and selective landlord licensing schemes.  

The council is consulting tenants, landlords and anyone interested in the privately rented housing sector in the borough about making changes to its landlord licensing schemes in order to focus on the streets and types of properties which cause the most significant problems.

The private rented sector in Hammersmith & Fulham is the sixth largest in London and eighth largest in the country. It accounts for one third of all households in the borough according to the 2011 census. It is expected that the 2021 census will show a further increase in the proportion of residential properties in the borough which are privately rented.

To help improve the private rented sector, the council introduced two additional and selective property licensing schemes in 2017 which require many landlords to apply to the council for a licence. These property licensing schemes expire in June 2022.

This consultation is to gather opinions about re-designating the licensing schemes from June 2022 for a further 5 years, with appropriate adjustments in order to focus on the streets and types of properties which cause the most significant problems. The are two proposed schemes:

Additional licensing scheme 

The proposal is to continue the additional HMO licensing scheme. It would include all HMOs not already covered by mandatory HMO licensing and would apply borough wide. In effect, it would continue the exisiting scheme on similar terms.

Selective licensing scheme

The proposal is to substantially reduce the number of streets covered by selective licensing from 128 to 23. This is to focus the licensing scheme on busy roads, flats above shops, and roads with a significant private rented sector.

The 23 streets subject to selective licensing would be:

1. Askew Road W12
2. Baron's Court Road W14
3. Bloemfontein Road W12
4. Blythe Road W14
5. Coningham Road W12
6. Dalling Road W6
7. Dawes Road SW6
8. Fulham Road SW6
9. Goldhawk Road W12
10. Greyhound Road W6
11. King Street W6
12. Lime Grove W12
13. New King's Road SW6
14. North End Road SW6
15. Richmond Way W12
16. Scrubs Lane NW10
17. Shepherd's Bush Road W6
18. Sinclair Road W14
19. Talgarth Road W14
20. Uxbridge Road W12
21. Wandsworth Bridge Road SW6
22. Wood Lane W12
23. Woodstock Grove W12

You can find out more about the proposed licensing schemes and take part in the consultation on the council's website. More detailed information about the supporting evidence base is available here. The consultation closes on 10 August 2021.

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