Coventry City Council recognises the importance of having good quality privately rented housing which is managed to the highest standard. Although many landlords operate professionally, the Council is concerned about a number of landlords who rent out properties which fail to meet satisfactory standards of tenancy and property management. The Council believes this is having a negative impact across the city.

Under the proposed Selective Licensing Scheme, all private landlords with properties to let within the areas shown will require a licence. The Council will need to determine that the proposed licence holder is a ‘fit and proper’ person to manage their properties. Failure to licence a property that is required to be licensed would be a criminal offence which could result in a prosecution or a fine of up to £30,000.

The Council proposes to include conditions on tenancy management, fit and proper persons, antisocial behaviour, property management, facilities and equipment and tenant information in order to ensure that landlords provide safe and healthy homes and manage their properties effectively. Failure to comply with conditions attached to a licence would be a criminal offence and could result in a prosecution or a fine of up to £30,000.

Comments are very welcome by taking part in the following questionnaire. 

The deadline for the survey is 20th March 2019

The contact for this survey is:

Adrian Chowns
Property Licensing Manager
Place Directorate
Regulatory Services
One Friargate
Tel: 024 7683 3212
Mobile: 07767 755909

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