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Selective Licensing of private rented accommodation in Edgware Ward

Report of the Corporate Director of Environment and Enterprise.

Minutes:

RESOLVED:  That

 

(1)          having considered the evidence, consultation responses and other information forming part of the report, Edgware Ward, as delineated and edged in red on the map at appendix D to the report, be designated as being subject to Selective Licensing from 1 November 2015 for a period of five years;

 

(2)          the Council accept applications for Selective Licensing from 1 September 2015, in anticipation of the Scheme coming into effect on 1 November 2015;

 

(3)          a fee for a licence under this Scheme be set at £550 for the 5-year licensing period;

 

(4)          the Corporate Director of Environment and Enterprise, following consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Environment, Crime and Community Safety, be authorised to take all steps necessary to publicise, commence and administer the scheme including the issuing and amending of licences;

 

(5)          the Selective Licensing Scheme and the operation of the designation be reviewed annually;

 

(6)          the Corporate Director of Environment and Enterprise, following consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Environment, Crime and Community Safety, be authorised to amend and approve discretionary licensing conditions.

 

Reason for Decision:  To address issues of anti-social behaviour in the Edgware Ward, in line with the Corporate Priorities of making a difference to residents, community, businesses and the vulnerable.

 

Alternative Options Considered and Rejected:  As set out in the report.

 

Conflict of Interest relating to the matter declared by Cabinet Member / Dispensation Granted: None.

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