Why Selective Licensing, is the current legislation around private rented accommodation not enough?

The current regulatory regime surrounding private rented accommodation is disparate, that means it falls to a number of different agencies to regulate and enforce. In general it means that the local authority are only aware of issues after they have occurred and have very little influence in order to prevent issues from arising in the first place. 

The introduction of the Selective Licensing scheme enables the local authority to ensure all locally privately rented stock in the designated areas meet a high standard by ensuring all housing meets the conditions set out within the licence. 

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