SENT ON BEHALF OF COUNCILLOR BOB DERBYSHIRE
The Housing Act 2004 radically overhauled the way local authorities regulate standards in private rented housing. From 30 June 2006 the Act allowed the Council to introduce mandatory licensing for Houses in Multiple Occupation together with the ability to introduce further licensing schemes of private rented properties in specific localities.
Cardiff introduced an Additional Licensing Scheme in Cathays in 2010. The current Scheme expires in 2015 and the Council are now considering whether to re-declare Cathays as an Additional Licensing area for a further 5 years, subject to a period of consultation.
As a landlord / letting agent, I would like to take this opportunity to invite you to comment on the proposal and complete the associated questionnaire. Please go to http://www.cardiff.gov.uk/haveyoursay to read the Public Consultation document which explains the Council’s proposals, relevant legislation, the research undertaken to inform the proposals and also how the scheme has worked in practice and benefits of operating such a scheme. The questionnaire can be found on the same page. Welsh versions of both can also be accessed using the same link.
I would be grateful if you could submit any comments by 26th June 2015. Thank you for your anticipated participation in this consultation exercise.
Councillor Bob Derbyshire
Cabinet Member for the Environment
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