We're planning to extend the selective landlord licensing scheme in part of Newport ward. We're running a consultation to find out what residents, landlords, businesses, councillors, and other interested groups have to say.
You can view a map of the Newport scheme area or see a list of streets which are included in the 'Properties affected' section below.
What is selective landlord licensing?
The Housing Act 2004 gives councils the power to introduce selective landlord licensing (SLL) for privately rented properties in areas experiencing low housing demand or significant and persistent anti-social behaviour.
Newport is an area of low housing demand with high and persistent levels of antisocial behaviour.
Selective landlord licensing aims to improve standards of property management in the private rented sector. We can designate an area for SLL if we believes it will, when combined with other work, lead to improved social and economic conditions in the area.
An area can be designated as an SLL area for a maximum of 5 years.
All private rented properties in the designated area must be licenced. Exceptions are listed in the proposal document.
The licence contains conditions which all landlords must adhere to.