Property Licensing Consultation
This consultation closed on 5 September 2021
This consultation is now closed. Thank you to everyone who took part and shared their views on our proposed selective licensing scheme.
Responses are now being analysed by an independent research company, MEL Research Ltd, and the results of the consultation will be published on this webpage soon.
Due to the size of the proposed designation areas, should the council’s Cabinet decide to go ahead with the scheme, we will then need to seek final approval from the Secretary of State for Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG). If approved, the scheme could be introduced in 2022.
What we consulted on
We recently consulted on our proposal to introduce a new property licensing scheme. The consultation ran from 17 May 2021 until 5 September 2021. The scheme will cover properties that are privately rented to single households or 2 individuals.
Haringey is a vibrant, diverse borough where people want to work and live. Meeting the increased demand for housing has seen a growth in our private rented sector. Unfortunately, not all privately rented property is in good condition or managed effectively by landlords and agents, and this has resulted in various housing issues. There is evidence of poor housing conditions and antisocial behaviour in areas of our borough that also suffer from high levels of deprivation.
Evidence gathering and research has been carefully carried out to identify those areas we believe would benefit from a property licensing scheme.
The council is proposing a scheme that will cover 14 wards within the borough and run for a period of 5 years, Proposed areas may be subject to change depending on the outcome of the recent consultation.
If the scheme goes ahead, all properties in the final designation areas that are privately rented to single households (or two sharers) will require a licence from the council to be legally let.
The proposed ‘selective’ property licensing scheme will complement the already existing additional licensing scheme for Houses in Multiple Occupation.
How people were able to get involved?
The consultation was open to everyone and ran from 17 May 2021 until 5 September 2021. The consultation was carried out by an independent research company, MEL Research Ltd. People were able to respond by completing an online survey or by contacting MEL Research directly by email, post or telephone.
MEL Research also ran a series of online workshops that provided people with the opportunity to ask officers questions directly and share face-to-face feedback:
- Workshop 1 - Wednesday 16 June 2021, 7pm to 8.30pm - this event was cancelled
- Workshop 2 - Monday 5 July 2021, 6pm to 7.30pm
- Workshop 3 - Friday 16 July 2021, 3pm to 4.30pm
- Workshop 4 - Wednesday 21 July 2021, 7pm to 8.30pm
Want to know more?
You can find out more information on this consultation by reading the following documents:
- View the Selective Property Licensing proposed designation 1 (PDF, 39KB)
- View the Selective Property Licensing proposed designation 2 (PDF, 36KB)
- View the Selective Property Licensing Evidence Report (PDF, 1MB)
- View the Selective Property Licensing Proposed Property Conditions (PDF, 99KB)
- View the Selective Property Licensing Proposed Fee Structure (PDF, 19KB)
- The State of the Borough profile report - November 2019 (PDF, 2.46MB)
If you have any questions about this consultation or require help, please do get in touch. You can email the Property Licensing Team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that any views shared will not be considered as part of the consultation as the deadline for responses was Sunday 5 September 2021.
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