Haringey Selective Licensing Consultation - 17 May to 8 August 2021

Monday, May 17, 2021 - Haringey Council

Date: Monday 17 May to Sunday 8 August 2021

About: Haringey Council have launched a consultation on plans to implement a selective licensing scheme covering all privately rented properties occupied by a single household or two unrelated individuals. In Haringey, all Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) already need to be licensed under the mandatory HMO and additional licensing schemes. This proposal would extend licensing to all private rented properties in the designated area.

The council wants to hear from as many residents, landlords and business owners as possible, to develop the best new scheme for everyone.

Haringey is a vibrant, diverse borough where people want to work and live. Meeting the increased demand for housing has seen a growth in the private rented sector. Unfortunately, not all privately rented properties are in good condition or effectively managed by landlords and agents, causing issues for tenants and local residents. There is evidence of poor housing conditions and antisocial behaviour in areas of the borough that also suffer from high levels of deprivation.

Evidence gathering and research has been carefully carried out to identify those areas which the council believe would benefit from a property licensing scheme.

The proposal

Haringey Council is proposing a scheme that will cover 14 wards within the borough and run for a period of 5 years. All properties in the area that are privately rented to single households (or two sharers) will need to have a licence to be legally let.

It is proposed that the scheme would cover the council wards of Bounds Green, Bruce Grove, Harringay, Hornsey, Noel Park, Northumberland Park, Seven Sisters, St Anns, Stroud Green, Tottenham Hale, Tottenham Green, West Green, White Hart Lane and Woodside. The areas proposed may be subject to change as a result of this consultation, so your views matter to the council. 

Due to the size of the proposed licensing scheme, approval to have such a scheme will need to be agreed locally by the council’s Cabinet and then by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG). If approved, the scheme could be introduced in 2022.

You can find out more about the proposed licensing scheme and take part in the consultation on the council's website. The consultation closes on 8 August 2021.

Haringey Council are also running workshops to discuss the consultation and receive feedback. The workshops are taking place on Monday 5 July 6pm to 7.30pm (book here), Friday 16 July 3pm to 4.30pm (book here) and Wednesday 21 July 7pm to 8.30pm (book here). If you have any questions, you can also email or Tel 0800 0730 348.

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