What is a Housing Selective License and do I need to apply for one?
The Housing Act 2004 gives councils the power to introduce licensing of privately rented houses within a designated area. The aim of Selective Licensing is to improve conditions, management standards and tenancy practices in the private rented sector to ensure that properties have a positive impact on the area.
A Selective Licensing Scheme for Hastings was approved by Council on 30 March and is the licensing of all private rented property in the following wards:
- Old Hastings
- Central St Leonards
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