PROPOSED DESIGNATION FOR AN ADDITIONAL LICENSING SCHEME FOR HMOs

A report presented to the City Council's Executive Board on the 18 December 2012 outlined the outcomes of an evidence gathering project surrounding the need for additional licensing of HMOs in the city, and presented a proposed designation. It also stated the the use of additional licensing powers will provide the following benefits:

•an opportunity to effectively influence higher standards of HMO accommodation and to ensure effective management through more extensive control;

•leading to higher levels of customer satisfaction with private rented sector accommodation within the City.

The wards affected by the proposal are: Arboretum, Berridge, Bridge, Dales, Dunkirk & Lenton, Mapperley, Radford & Park, Sherwood, St. Anns, Wollaton East & Lenton Abbey.

The Executive Board approved the proposed designation and public consultation will now take place.