Residents, landlords and business owners will have their views heard on how housing conditions can be improved, and anti-social behaviour can be reduced in the borough.
Haringey Council have launched a 12-week public consultation for a new property licensing scheme that will cover properties that are privately rented to single households or two unrelated individuals in parts of Haringey. The consultation runs from 17 May 2021 to 8 August 2021.
Haringey is a vibrant, diverse borough where people want to work and live.
As a result of this the increased demand for housing has seen a growth in our private rented sector.
Unfortunately, not all privately rented property is of a good condition or managed effectively by landlords and agents, and this has resulted in various housing issues.
We are aware of some housing conditions that do not meet our required standards and have led to an increase in anti-social behaviour, but the Haringey community are now being given the chance to address these issues and improve the standards across the borough.
Councillor John Bevan, Cabinet Member for Planning, Licensing and Housing Services said: “We are an inclusive council and continually strive to put community first and work for the best possible outcomes and this is why we a proposing change that will make a difference to people’s everyday lives.
“Haringey has always worked closely in partnership with landlords and this proposed licensing scheme will provide a much-needed framework to enable us to ensure our high standards of accommodation requirements are applied and met across the privately rented sector in the borough.”
The council is proposing a scheme that will cover 14 wards within the borough and run for a period of five years. All properties in the area that are privately rented to single households (or two sharers) will need to have a licence to be legally let.
Areas proposed may be subject to change as a result of this consultation, as your views matter to us. See the survey link below for a full list of the areas included.
All are welcome to attend one of our online events where you will have the opportunity to find out more about the proposed Additional Licensing Scheme and share your feedback.
• Workshop 1 – Today (Wednesday 16 June) 2021, 7pm to 8.30pm
• Workshop 2 - Monday 5 July 2021, 6pm to 7.30pm
• Workshop 3 - Friday 16 July 2021, 3pm to 4.30pm
Due to the size of the areas included, approval to have such a scheme will need to be agreed locally by the council’s Cabinet and then by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG). If approved, the scheme could be introduced in 2022.