Consultation on Housing in Telford
A ten week consultation has started on a proposed five year scheme which would require all private sector landlords and letting agents in parts of Hadley and Leegomery, Malinslee and Hollinswood, Brookside and Sutton Hill and Woodside to be licensed and comply with a number of conditions.
The conditions would include things such as:
-The exterior of the property must be maintained in a reasonable decorative condition and state of repair
-Co-operating with the Council and West Mercia Police in resolving any complaints of anti-social behaviour
-Ensuring the property is cleaned before a new tenant moves in and changing the locks if the previous tenant hasn’t handed in all the keys.
-Landlords visiting their properties regularly and ensuring there are regular safety checks done on them
-Allowing council officers to inspect the property without notice where there is a justified reason for doing so such as potential breaches of the licence conditions.
-Ensuring that rooms other than bedrooms are not used for sleeping purposes and not allowing the property to become overcrowded.
The scheme would mean that landlords will be required to pay a fee, and that their properties would have to undergo inspections by council officers.
For more information about the scheme and to complete the online consultation to let Telford & Wrekin have your views please visit: