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Decision details

Consultation on Additional Licensing Scheme for Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO)

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

Purpose of Report: To determine whether to undertake public consultation on a proposal to introduce additional HMO licensing.

The Executive will be asked to consider the existing evidence base and determine whether they wish to approve a 10 week consultation on the introduction of additional licensing for Houses in Multiple Occupation in order to improve standards.

Decision:

Resolved:  (i)      That approval be given to undertake a city-wide, statutory 10-week consultation on the potential designation of ta targeted Additional Licensing Scheme for HMOs with 3 or 4 occupants within the wards of Hull Road, Guildhall, Clifton, Fishergate, Heworth, Micklegate, Osbaldwick & Derwent, and Fulford & Heslington.

 

                   (ii)      That a further report be brought to Executive following the conclusion of the consultation, to determine whether to designate an additional licensing scheme.

 

Reason:     To seek to improve HMOs, thereby:

·        benefiting tenants by ensuring that homes are safe and well-managed;

·         creating a level playing field for landords / agents;

·         supporting stakeholders such as the Fire and Rescue Service, Police and NHS by improving fire safety and security and reducing the number of unhealthy homes;

·         supporting universities and other educational institutions in attracting students;

·         supporting the wider city businesses and residents by providing well-managed and sustainable housing.

Report author: Ruth Abbott

Publication date: 19/03/2021

Date of decision: 18/03/2021

Decided at meeting: 18/03/2021 - Executive

Effective from: 23/03/2021

Accompanying Documents:

 

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