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Your views wanted on schemes for rented properties

Published Wednesday, 13 February 2019

If you live in Coventry and have a view about rented housing, the Council wants to hear your thoughts.

There are currently two proposed schemes which would help control the standard of rented houses in the city. A Selective Licensing scheme for some areas of the city covering all privately rented houses and an Additional Licensing scheme across the whole city, for houses shared between multiple people (HMOs).

Cllr Ed Ruane, Cabinet Member for Housing and Communities, said: “We need to ensure that standards of housing are better in the private sector and we’ve examples from other towns and cities where licensing schemes have worked.

Most landlords take their responsibility seriously but we have too large a group that need to be pushed to do the right thing.
We’d love to know if residents are in favour of the idea, so we’re asking people to complete our online surveys on the website.”

If the schemes are approved, they could start in 2020 and run for five years.

Links to both questionnaires and supporting information can be found on the Property Licensing page. Surveys can be completed until 20 March 2019.

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