Consultation on Redbridge Council’s property licensing scheme coming to an end

PUBLISHED: 11:28 06 October 2016 | UPDATED: 11:43 06 October 2016

Redbridge Town Hall

Redbridge Town Hall


Residents across the borough have just ten more days to have their say on the council’s plans to license rented properties.

The council hopes that by introducing selective licensing to homes rented out to single families, it can protect tenants from living in poor housing conditions and experiencing anti-social behaviour.

Under current plans, the scheme would affect landlords in 14 wards across Redbridge: Aldborough, Chadwell, Church End, Clementswood, Cranbrook, Fairlop, Goodmayes, Loxford, Mayfield, Newbury, Roding, Seven Kings, Snaresbrook and Valentines.

All 14 wards were chosen because they have a higher than average number of private rented properties and persistent levels of poor housing conditions or antisocial behaviour.

By licensing these properties, the council will know who exactly is responsible for managing properties and can better enforce its civic pride objectives.

When the consultation ends a number of final recommendations will be drawn up and reported to cabinet, who will then decide whether or not to give the scheme the green light.

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