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Decision details

Removal of £50 Discounted fee from The Current Selective Licensing Scheme - NOV17/CMDN/65

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Communities

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

This report is for the Cabinet Member for Communities to authorise the removal of the £50 discounted fee from the selective licensing scheme. This would leave the standard fee of £600 and the late fee of £900 being payable by all future applicants.

 

Reasons for the decision:

To create a fair and level playing field for all landlords and letting agents whether they have been established in the City for many years or are adding to the much-needed accommodation within the private rented sector.

 

Alternative options considered:

To do nothing would place additional financial pressure on the scheme and would make it impossible for the scheme to be self-funding.  It would also result in wasted officer time dealing with false applications which could affect the ability of the team to fulfil its inspecting obligations within the 5 year term of the scheme, which in turn could lead to tenants living in poor and substandard housing conditions

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:

None

Background Documents:

None

Publication date: 29/11/2017

Date of decision: 29/11/2017

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