We introduced selective licensing of privately rented properties in Cross Green and East End Park in October 2009. The aim of the scheme is to improve living conditions for residents and the surrounding community.
In the selective licensing area all private landlords must have a licence in order to let their properties. To date, we have issued over 500 licences. You can see who has a valid licence by checking the register in the Documents section. Landlords and managers who operate privately rented properties in the area and do not have a licence will be committing an offence and can be fined up to £20,000.Selective licence application forms can be obtained in the Documents section.
The scheme works alongside existing action on homelessness, regeneration and anti-social behaviour to promote good property management. We also aim to reduce the number of empty properties in the area through working with partners and enforcement action where needed. If you have an empty property the council can help you find tenants. See the ‘Empty Property’ Page and the links for further information. If you need any more help or advice regarding selective licensing please contact us on 0113 247 6248 or by using the Contact us form.