Decision details

Selective Licensing of Private Rented Property - DEC21/CMDN/59

Decision Maker: Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Housing, Culture and Communities

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The Cabinet Member:


Authorised the public consultation on the proposal to implement a Selective Licensing scheme for the areas within Bretton, Central, East, Fletton & Woodston, Fletton & Stanground, Paston & Walton, North, Orton Waterville, Park, Stanground South



Reasons for the decision:

It is a statutory requirement for a public consultation of no less than 10 weeks to be undertaken before the council can approach Government for approval to operate a further Selective Licensing scheme.   


Alternative options considered:

Do not launch the public consultation or apply for a further Selective Licensing scheme.  This option has been rejected given the implications that it will have in protecting private sector tenants and ensuring that rented accommodation is of good quality.


Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Background Documents:

·         Part 3 Housing Act 2004

·         The Selective Licensing of Houses Additional Conditions)(England) Order 2015 Department for Communities and Local Government ‘Dealing with Rogue Landlords: A Guide for Local Authorities’ - August 2012

·         An Independent Review of the Use and Effectiveness of Selective Licensing – MHCLG - September 2019

Publication date: 16/12/2021

Date of decision: 16/12/2021

Effective from: 22/12/2021

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