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LB OF HAVERING PROPOSAL TO IMPLEMENT ADDITIONAL LICENSING SCHEME

28/07/2017 00:00

Further to an informal consultation that took place earlier this year the Council has re-considered the proposals and now seeks to introduce only an additional HMO licensing scheme in Havering.

In order to inform a final decision which is expected to be made this Autumn, the Council is consulting on two proposals: 

  1. An HMO Additional licensing scheme covering 12 Wards; or;
  2. An HMO Additional licensing scheme covering 4 Wards only

These two options are being considered because we have substantial evidence of problems associated with HMO’s in the four wards identified under the narrower option, however evidence to justify a wider scheme covering 12 of the borough’s 18 wards has also been collected. The Council is keen to ensure any scheme that it implements is rolled out within a sufficiently wide area in order to prevent the identified problems from spreading. Views are therefore sought on both of the above options.

Full details and maps of the proposed areas under consideration, together with a summary of the proposed fee charges and draft licence conditions can be found in the consultation document which can be viewed via our website: www.havering.gov.uk/consultations.

The Council has already sent out letters to all known landlords and agents who manage rental properties in Havering advising them of the proposals and we will be holding a number of drop in sessions where staff will be available to answer any questions about the schemes.  These will take place as follows:-

Date

Time

Venue

Tuesday 6th June

10.15am-1pm

Harold Hill Library meeting Room

Wednesday 14th June

10.15am-1pm

South Hornchurch Library

Tuesday 27th June

10.15am-1pm

Romford Library first floor meeting room

Monday 3rd July

3.45pm-7.00pm

Romford Library first floor meeting Room

Wednesday 12th July

10.15am-1.00pm

Harold Hill Library meeting room

Thursday 20th July

4.15pm-7.00pm

Romford Library first floor meeting room

The consultation will run for a period of ten weeks ending at midnight on Friday 28th July 2017 so please submit your feedback before this date in order that representations and comments can be considered prior to making a final decision about which scheme to implement.

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