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Proposal to renew the Selective Licensing Schemes consultation

Ashfield District Council is currently looking for views and comments on the proposal to renew the Selective Licensing Schemes for private rented properties in Sutton Central (New Cross) and Stanton Hill areas.

Property owners, lettings agents, tenants, residents, and agencies affected directly or indirectly by the proposals are being invited to provide their views and comments on the proposal to renew the Selective Licensing Schemes.

A Selective Licence means that all landlords with any privately rented properties in the selected area will need a licence for these properties. Selective licensing has been in place in these two areas for the past five years, helping to bring about change and improvement to homes and the wider community.

The consultation feedback form is available on the Council website until 28th February 2022. Council officers will also be holding face to face sessions to allow residents, tenants, and agencies the chance to share their views. The sessions will be on:

  • Tuesday 18th January from 8.30am – 10.30am in the Council Chambers at Urban Road
  • Wednesday 2nd February from 12pm – 2pm, Healdswood Community Centre, Mansfield Road, Skegby, NG17 3EE
  • Tuesday 8th February from 11am – 1pm, New Cross Community Church, Downing Street, Sutton in Ashfield NG17 4EF
Cllr John Wilmott, Cabinet Member for Licensing, Environmental Health and Regulatory Services, said “The vast majority of private landlords who rent out properties in the District operate within the law and look after their tenants, but there are some who fail to provide housing to a decent standard.
“Selective Licensing is an important tool that allows us to make improvements to and regulate the private housing in the areas which it is applied to. It means landlords and tenants must act responsibly or face possible action from the Council – stopping the mindless few who may be causing problems.
“As successful as the current Selective Licensing scheme has been it is important that we listen to the views of residents, tenants and landlords who are effected by it.”

You can find the full details of the consultation on our website: