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Consultation on licensing private rented properties in Royal Greenwich

Licensing-the-bla-recent-newsThe Royal Borough of Greenwich is consulting on a proposal to introduce Selective Licensing in an area of the Borough. The consultation will commence on 17 February 2020 and end on 26 April 2020.

Consultation is being delivered for the Royal Borough by M.E.L. Research, an independent research company and is online. They will also be hosting for the two open events where you can air your views. A limited postal survey to residents within the proposed area and the adjoining wards will also be carried out.

To have your say and complete the survey, please go here from 17 February.

You will also find documents, which detail a proposal to help you comment on the consultation. The materials include a map of the proposed area in the overview of the proposed scheme, there proposed licensing conditions and fees and F.A.Q.s.  

Once the consultation is completed, they publish the report and take into account the views expressed before making a final decision.

The Royal Borough of Greenwich wants your views on a proposal to introduce a new Selective Licensing scheme in a designated area. Good quality rented accommodation can provide decent places for our residents. However, the Council is aware that this type of accommodation can also be poorly managed. The selective licensing schemes aim to improve housing conditions in privately rented properties and reduce anti-social behaviour, deprivation and crime.

The consultation will run until midnight on 26 April 2020. To complete the online survey, please click here

Selective Licensing is the licensing of a single household private rented property. The Royal Borough already operates a borough-wide H.M.O. Licensing scheme.

Supporting documents

1. Consultation proposal

2. Evidence report

3. Map of the proposed designated area

4. Proposed conditions for Selective Licencing

5. The proposed fee structure for Selective Licensing

6. F.A.Q.s: frequency asked questions 

Have your say

There are several ways in which you can have your say on the proposals. These include the online questionnaire, feedback form or public events.

Please read the supporting consultation documents (above) carefully before providing your feedback.

Online questionnaire: To complete the online questionnaire, please click here.

Feedback form: To provide more detailed feedback, please click here.

Public events: We will also be holding public meetings on the 4th and 26th March. To register for a public meeting, please click on the appropriate date below:

4th March meeting

26th March meeting

For more information, the Royal Borough of Greenwich will be holding drop-in sessions at Woolwich and Plumstead libraries weekly. To find out when clicking here.

If you require any further help with the consultation or wish to receive a paper copy of the surveyor are having difficulty accessing the information, please contact Adam Knight-Markiegi, Research Director at M·E·L Research on or freephone 0800 073 0348.

Source: Greenwich Council

Date: 17 February 2020

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