Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: No
The subject of the decision:
This report introduced the Licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation (Mandatory Conditions of Licences) (England) Regulations 2018 and the Licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation (Prescribed Description) (England) Order 2018 which came into force on the 1 October 2018 and amended the Housing Act 2004.
Alternative options considered:
The reason for the decision:
As a Housing Authority the Council had a statutory duty to implement the new legislation and powers provided to ensure compliance with the Regulations in respect of Houses in Multiple Occupation with its area.
That Cabinet approves and recommends to Council:-
(1) the introduction and enforcement of the Licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation (Mandatory Conditions of Licences) (England) Regulations 2018 and the Licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation (Prescribed Description) (England) Order 2018;
(2) the licence fees and charges included in Appendix A of the report with future authority being delegated to the Chief Executive to review these as necessary; and
(3) that the revised Private Sector Housing Enforcement Policy at Appendix B of the report be added to the Leisure and Environment Directorate Enforcement Policy.
Reason Key: Affects more than 2 wards;
Wards Affected: All Wards;
Other reasons / organisations consulted
Contact: Vikki Flowers, Environmental Health Manager Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Report author: Vikki Flowers
Publication date: 13/02/2019
Date of decision: 12/02/2019
Decided at meeting: 12/02/2019 - Cabinet