A borough-wide consultation on landlord licensing for privately rented properties in Brent has launched today (31 October 2022) for twelve weeks. The consultation is now live.
The online consultation is open to anyone to have their say on landlord licensing in the borough.
Three types of licensing schemes operate in the borough: mandatory, additional and selective licensing. Selective licensing applies to a single household renting a property, be that a family or just one or two tenants.
This consultation asks people whether they are in favour of selective licensing schemes in Brent.
Cllr Promise Knight, Cabinet Member for Housing, Homelessness & Renters Security, said: "More than a third of people in Brent rent in the private sector. Whilst most landlords provide safe and decent homes, sadly that isn't always the case.
"Licensing has helped keep renters safe. Since we introduced our first selective licensing scheme in 2015, we've driven up housing standards, reduced overcrowding and tackled anti-social behaviour. Where landlords have fallen short, we have been relentless in taking action and will not hesitate to throw the full-force of the law at rogue landlords."