The London Borough of Haringey is considering introducing a borough wide additional licensing scheme, for Houses in Multiple Occupations (HMOs) and a selective licensing scheme covering 20% of the borough for properties occupied by a single household. The proposal is being developed to ensure that all privately rented properties are well managed and to further compliment the work the authority is already doing to regenerate the area and combat problems of crime, Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) and poor housing. Despite the good work of many landlords, there is an issue with rogue and absentee landlords and well-intentioned landlords, who are not aware of their responsibilities or the problems their tenants are causing.
The scheme will require landlords to put in place arrangements for dealing with general tenancy issues, anti-social behaviour and safe property standards through adhering to a set of conditions.
We want to hear the views of partners and service providers
As part of the consultation exercise, Haringey Council is working with The Bridge Renewal Trust to seek the views of statutory and voluntary and community sector organisations, particularly partners who provide services and/or advocacy to tenants.
How you can get involved
Please RSVP on this page to book a place at the statutory, voluntary and community sector consultation.
If you are unable to make this consultaiton session, there will also be another opportunity to share your views on Monday 5 March 2018, at Mind in Haringey, Stapelton Hall Road, N4 3QF. Please click here to book onto that session.
Do you work with service users living in rented private properties?
As part of the consultation exercise, we also want to hear first-hand from private tenants about their experience of living in private rented properties within Haringey. We are particularly keen to hear from the following groups: Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME), Disabled, Lone parents, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Lesbian (LGBT), Refugees and any other hard to reach groups facing additional barriers.