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Freedom of Information Request

Private Rented Sector

Received: 28 July 2022

This Freedom of Information request is for the attention of the council departments that deal with the Private Rented Sector.

Discretionary licensing

1) Does your local authority currently operate a selective licensing scheme? If so, what kind of designation is it i.e., city wide/borough wide/single designation/multi designation.

2) Is your local authority currently running/about to run a consultation for selective licensing and/or launching a selective licensing scheme in the next 12 months?

3) Does your local authority currently operate an additional licensing scheme? If so, what kind of designation is it i.e., city wide/borough wide/single designation/multi designation.
4) Is your local authority currently running/about to run a consultation for selective licensing and/or launching an additional licensing scheme in the next 12 months?


Council Tax Tenure

5) As part of the authority's council tax registration process, do you collect data on property tenure? Please specify which of the following options applies:

Yes for all tenures
Yes for rental properties only
Yes for council/social housing properties only
No (please give reasons why)

6) Which council department/services can access the tenure/landlord data?

7) If you limit which departments can access this data, for what reasons do you do so?

8) Is the landlord data used when assessing the size of the private rented sector?


Article 4 Directions (Planning)

9) Does your local authority have any Article 4 Directions currently in place for HMOs? (C3 to C4)

10) If answered yes to Question 9, what kind of designation is it?
Please specify which of the following options applies:

Single designation of an area
Multiple designation of an area
Borough/city wide designation

if the council needs a word version of this FOI request, please don't hesitate to get in touch and I will provide one.

Outcome / Documents

  • Response (all information to be supplied) - application/pdf - Download