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
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:
Publication date: 29/11/2017
Date of decision: 29/11/2017