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Haringey Council launches consultation on new Selective Licensing Scheme

Haringey Council has launched a public consultation on plans to introduce two new Selective Landlord Licensing schemes in the London borough.

The aim of the consultation, which runs until 5 March 2018, is to assess whether the new scheme should be introduced in an effort to improve the condition of private rented homes, reduce anti-social behaviour and support landlords by providing guidance and support.

The proposal is to introduce:

+ A borough wide Additional Licensing Scheme for Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO)

+ A Selective Licensing Scheme applying to all private rented properties in 29 defined areas across the borough

The Additional Licensing Scheme would be required by landlords or managing agents of HMOs across the whole borough, with a proposed fee of £208 per unit of accommodation, although a 50% discount would be available for applications made in the first three months of the scheme being introduced.

As far as Selective Licensing is concerned, which is expected to cost oin the region of £500 for five years, the council is proposing the introduction of selective licensing in 29 areas across the borough, in which all privately rented properties will need a licence. Click here to see ward maps of the 29 Selective Licensing areas

You can have your say by completing this online questionnaire. http://www.haringey.gov.uk/survey/private-rented-property-licensing

In addition, the council will be three holding public meetings – details below.

Tuesday 16 January 2018, 7.30pm - 8.45pm (General Public meeting)

Venue: Jacksons Lane, 29a Archway Road, London, N6 5AA

Thursday 18 January 2018, 7pm - 8.15pm (Tenants' and residents' meeting)

Venue: Northumberland Park Resource Centre, 177 Park Lane, London, N17 0HJ

Tuesday 23 January 2018, 6.30pm - 7.45pm (Landlord meeting)

Venue: Haringey Civic Centre, 265 High Road, Wood Green, London, N22 8ZW

To attend, email PropertyLicensing@haringey.gov.uk or phone 020 8489 6934. Spaces will be reserved on a first come first served basis.

We also will be hosting a number of drop-in sessions around the borough:

Tuesday 9 January 2018, 11am - 2pm

Venue: Wood Green Library and Customer Services, 187-197A High Road , Wood Green, London, N22 6XD

Thursday 11 January 2018, 3.30pm - 6.30pm

Venue: Hornsey Library, Haringey Park, London, N8 9JA

Thursday 18 January 2018, 10am - 1pm

Venue: Broadwater Farm Community Centre, Adams Road, Tottenham, London, N17 6HE

Friday 19 January 2018, 10am - 2pm

Venue: The Mall Wood Green (outside the cinema), 159 High Road, Wood Green, London, N22 6YQ

Tuesday 6 February 2018, 4.30pm - 7pm

Venue: Marcus Garvey Library and Customer Services - Tottenham Green Pools and Fitness, 1 Philip Lane, Tottenham, N15 4JA

Saturday 10 February 2018, 10am - 1pm

Venue: Marcus Garvey Library and Customer Services - Tottenham Green Pools and Fitness, 1 Philip Lane, Tottenham, N15 4JA

Wednesday 14 February 2018, 10.30am - 1.30pm

Venue: Muswell Hill Library, Queens Avenue, Muswell Hill, N10 3PE

Tuesday 20 February 2018, 5pm - 8pm

Venue: Park Road Pool and Fitness, Park Road, London, N8 8JN

Wednesday 21 February 2018, 4pm - 7pm

Venue: New River Sports and Fitness, White Hart Lane, Wood Green, N22 5QW

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