Latest Public Sector News

14.02.18

Nottingham City Council unveils largest landlord licencing scheme outside of London

A new licencing scheme to help improve the condition of privately rented homes in Nottingham has been given the green light by the government.

The scheme is the largest outside of London and will see landlords in selected areas of the city apply for a licence from the council.

As part of this, they will have to meet certain requirements to ensure tenant safety and good management of the property.

A recent report estimated 21% of Nottingham’s private rented properties are likely to have ‘Category 1 hazards’ such as mould on the walls or ceiling, exposed wiring and vermin infestation.

Cllr Jane Urquhart, portfolio holder for planning, housing & heritage at Nottingham City Council, said: “I’m pleased that Nottingham’s selective licensing proposal has been approved by the government.

“In areas that are covered it will help to improve standards for private tenants and landlords will know exactly what they must do to be able to rent their properties out.

“Having a selective licence will allow landlords to demonstrate that they provide good accommodation for tenants.”

The proposed cost of the licence is yet to be confirmed and is subject to final approval by the council’s Executive Board but money raised through the scheme would “help to cover the cost.”

The council hopes to introduce the scheme from summer this year.

Have you got a story to tell? Would you like to become a PSE columnist? If so, click here.

Comments

There are no comments. Why not be the first?

Add your comment

 

public sector executive tv

more videos >

last word

Prevention: Investing for the future

Prevention: Investing for the future

Rob Whiteman, CEO at the Chartered Institute of Public Finance (CIPFA), discusses the benefits of long-term preventative investment. Rising demand, reducing resource – this has been the r more > more last word articles >

public sector focus

View all News

comment

Peter Kyle MP: It’s time to say thank you this Public Service Day

21/06/2019Peter Kyle MP: It’s time to say thank you this Public Service Day

Taking time to say thank you is one of the hidden pillars of a society. Bei... more >
How community-led initiatives can help save the housing shortage

19/06/2019How community-led initiatives can help save the housing shortage

Tom Chance, director at the National Community Land Trust Network, argues t... more >

interviews

Artificial intelligence: the devil is in the data

17/12/2018Artificial intelligence: the devil is in the data

It’s no secret that the public sector and its service providers need ... more >

the raven's daily blog

What came first, the bad customer or the bad customer service?

17/03/2020What came first, the bad customer or the bad customer service?

Source: PSE Feb/March 20 Stephen Bahooshy, Senior Commissioning Manager and Nicky Selwyn, Carer and Service User Group Chair, Croydon Council.   Here it is... more >
read more blog posts from 'the raven' >

editor's comment

25/10/2017Take a moment to celebrate

Devolution, restructuring and widespread service reform: from a journalist’s perspective, it’s never been a more exciting time to report on the public sector. That’s why I could not be more thrilled to be taking over the reins at PSE at this key juncture. There could not be a feature that more perfectly encapsulates this feeling of imminent change than the article James Palmer, mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, has penned for us on p28. In it, he highlights... read more >