Review of the Evidence Base supporting the case for the Extension of Licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO) across the City
Decision Maker: Executive
Decision status: Decision Made
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Purpose of Report: A
response to the agreed Council's motion heard on 26th October
"To request that the Executive undertakes a review of the evidence supporting the case for extended licensing across a proportion of the city (where the density of HMOs is the greatest) to assess the case for the introduction of additional HMO licensing"
Members are asked to review the evidence case having regard to any announcement made by central government to extend the national mandatory HMO licensing scheme.
Resolved: That the update be noted and that the approach outlined in Option 3, in paragraph 14 of the report, be approved.
Reason: To ensure that standards are raised in the worst performing sector in a programmed way, focusing on the larger HMOs first, and keeping under review whether there is a need to extend licensing through the introduction of a local additional scheme for smaller HMOs.
Report author: Ruth Abbott
Publication date: 16/03/2018
Date of decision: 15/03/2018
Decided at meeting: 15/03/2018 - Executive
Effective from: 20/03/2018