Selective licensing scheme in Burnley to expand

SELECTIVE licensing schemes for housing landlords are set to be introduced in two new areas in Burnley.

The scheme has been running for several years in Trinity, but is now set to expand into Queensgate, Duke Bar, and Gannow.

Councillors on Burnley Council’s economic regeneration committee will discuss the schemes later this month, with the final decision signed off by the council’s executive committee in April.

The council has consultated residents and landlords on the selective licensing scheme.

Clare Jackson, the council’s private sector housing manager, said: “The council proposes to designate a Selective Licensing area in these areas of Burnley because the area is experiencing significant low housing demand, and the local authority is satisfied that designating an area will, when combined with other measures, lead to improved social and economic conditions in the area.”

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6:56pm Thu 20 Mar 14

zabby says...

I am a landlord ,and I would be in favour of house inspections by the council before they release any payments,also the payments need to be sent back to us landlords as some tenants are disappearing when the rent gets paid to them leaving us out of pocket
I am a landlord ,and I would be in favour of house inspections by the council before they release any payments,also the payments need to be sent back to us landlords as some tenants are disappearing when the rent gets paid to them leaving us out of pocket zabby
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11:36pm Thu 20 Mar 14

retsofad says...

So why is this not happening in Pendle????? We have houses that have been left empty for over 6 years and many more falling into dis repair.
Zabby says the rents should be paid direct to the landlords because tenants disappear when the rent gets paid to them.
the reason the government stopped paying landlords direct is that the landlords didn't report to the councils when tenants had moved on drawing payments they were not entitled too. also if you have a proper rental agreement you could instead of the tenant getting the money in their hand take out an agreement that the tenants money is paid into a bank who then makes payments to the landlord. Get your house in order before bleating that landlords are loosing mony
So why is this not happening in Pendle????? We have houses that have been left empty for over 6 years and many more falling into dis repair. Zabby says the rents should be paid direct to the landlords because tenants disappear when the rent gets paid to them. the reason the government stopped paying landlords direct is that the landlords didn't report to the councils when tenants had moved on drawing payments they were not entitled too. also if you have a proper rental agreement you could instead of the tenant getting the money in their hand take out an agreement that the tenants money is paid into a bank who then makes payments to the landlord. Get your house in order before bleating that landlords are loosing mony retsofad
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5:46pm Tue 25 Mar 14

midas says...

They might have consulted with landlords but they haven't listened to any of them. This is a tax, nothing more nothing less.
They might have consulted with landlords but they haven't listened to any of them. This is a tax, nothing more nothing less. midas
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