Drop-in sessions for public taking place over landlord licensing scheme consultation

PUBLISHED: 13:57 02 December 2014 | UPDATED: 14:57 03 December 2014

Redbridge Town Hall. Picture: Redbridge Council

Redbridge Town Hall. Picture: Redbridge Council

Justin Setterfield

Two events are being held as part of a public consultation over plans to introduce property licensing for landlords.

Redbridge Council wants all private landlords in the borough to apply for a licence to be allowed to let properties.

The authority hopes the scheme will drive up standards and prevent landlords from renting out unsuitable homes.

But the National Landlords Association has criticised the proposal, which they say should only be used for problem areas rather than as a blanket measure.

Next Thursday December 11 a drop-in session is being held for residents at Redbridge Town Hall, Ilford High Road, between 2pm and 5pm.

A further session is being held at the hall later in the day, from 7pm to 9pm.

Following the 12-week public consultation, a report will be presented to the council’s cabinet to make a decision.


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