Selective Licencing in Edgware – have your say

Following the success of the selective licencing scheme the council are looking to renew the scheme for the ward. The scheme allows tougher enforcement action on bad landlords.

Good landlords take care of their tenants and properties. Unfortunately there are minority of who let out poorly managed properties putting tenants at risk and attracting anti-social behaviour.

That’s why we are consulting on proposals to renew the selective licensing scheme Edgware. The scheme will allow us to take tougher action and ensure the safety and wellbeing of residents. We’ll be working closely with the police, landlords, and tenants to make the area a better place to live and work. 

Under the scheme all private rented properties are required to apply for a licence to enable the Council to ensure fire safety standards, basic amenities and general management of rented properties are being met. A £550 fee would be applied, for up to a 5 year licence.

Cllr Varsha Parmar, cabinet member for environment said:

 “Our residents deserve to live in clean and safe homes. While the majority of landlords to take care good care of their tenants, there are unfortunately a minority who simply don’t care.

 “The Selective Licensing scheme has worked really well in Edgware allowing us to take tough action against some of our bad landlords - while also allowing us to support landlords who want the best for their tenants to protect them from risk or harm. 

“We want to continue work together to reduce anti-social behaviour and improve the quality of life for tenants. We are asking those who live in the area to have their say.”

Residents, tenants, landlords, resident associations, managing agents, estate agents and other London Boroughs can have their say on the scheme. We’re keen to work in with all parties throughout the planning and implementation of the proposed scheme.

The council's public consultation exercise is open until 14 August 2020. You can find out more, see a map of the area and take part in the consultation.

Published: June 5th 2020