Selective licensing of private rented housing
The Council is considering the use of powers under the Housing Act 2004 to licence privately rented housing in some parts of the Borough. This is with the intention of reducing the impact of low housing demand in those areas, such as high levels of empty properties, high turnover of occupiers of residential property low house values as well as other indicators such as high levels of anti-social behaviour, crime and private rented disrepair complaints.
On the 27th November 2013, the Cabinet agreed to ask the public for their views on proposals to introduce Selective Licensing in three areas of the Borough. A full public consultation will start in January 2014.
The areas being considered are:
- Rotherham Central – including Rotherham Town Centre, Eastwood, Masbrough/Ferham, Meadowbank, Canklow and parts of Boston Castle.
- Dinnington Central and East
- Maltby South East
The consultation is an opportunity for tenants, residents, local business and landlords to have a say in whether this is a good idea for those areas or on the structure of the schemes and shape the final proposals to the Council.
If you would like to be contacted directly when the consultation begins in January, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and you will be sent links to the web pages, maps, reports and questionnaire when the consultation opens.