Consultation on proposed selective licensing designation in Liverpool

Start date: Monday 3rd August 2020
End date: Tuesday 27th October 2020

What we are consulting on

We are proposing to introduce a selective licensing designation in Liverpool in 2021. This will cover council wards where there are high levels of private sector rented properties, and acute problems with complaints and hazards.

It will mean that owners will be required to licence their properties and comply with conditions. By doing this we can tackle poor management and condition of properties. There are a number of options for this. Views are welcome on these alongside proposed fees and draft licence conditions.

The consultation is being managed independently by Opinion Research Services (ORS).

Download and read the proposal documents below:

How to comment

You can submit your comments online via the ORS website below.

All comments must be received by Tuesday 27th October 2020.

Tell us your views

We would prefer you to respond online but we will accept responses on paper. If you require a hard copy of the survey and proposal documents email us at private sector housing and we will provide you with a pre-paid envelope to return the questionnaire.

What happens to my views?

We ask for your details on the survey so we can contact you to discuss your comments if we need to. Your responses may be included in the consultation report passed to Cabinet and may be published on this website in a final report, but your name and details will not appear next to them.

All responses will be kept solely for the purposes of this consultation and will be destroyed 12 months after it closes.

Consultation events

The meeting for landlords and agents that will be held online at 2-4pm on Thursday 15th October 2020 using Zoom is now full and ORS are in the process of confirming places.

As a result, two further events have been organised that will be held online via Zoom on:

  • Monday 19th October 2020 at 2-4pm
  • Wednesday 21st October 2020 at 2-4pm (now closed)

Please register by emailing ORS at for the Monday 19th October event. As before, places will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis and limited to one person per company or organisation.

Details of how to join the meeting will be sent to successful applicants and technical support will also be provided.

The purpose of the meeting is to hear feedback on the proposal documents on this page, so please read them before the meeting.

While we hope that participants will be able to provide some feedback verbally, if attendance is high then ORS will also facilitate feedback via text comments and polls during the meeting, as well as providing details about other ways to share your views.

What happens next?

Consultation results will be collated and analysed by ORS and reported back to the City Council. The views of stakeholders will be taken into account when presenting a final designation to Cabinet for approval. This is a statutory requirement and must be done as part of the application to Government which is expected to be submitted in December 2020. If approved, the scheme would start in June 2021 for five years.

Further information

Find your Ward 

Use our postcode look-up to find out what Ward your property is in.

Designation by Ward

Selective Licensing Designation by Ward
Ward name Housing condition Deprivation Low demand
Allerton and Hunts Cross No No No
Anfield Yes Yes Yes
Belle Vale No No No
Central Yes No Yes
Childwall No No No
Church No No No
Clubmoor No No No
County Yes Yes Yes
Cressington No No No
Croxteth No No No
Everton Yes Yes Yes
Fazakerley Yes Yes Yes
Greenbank Yes Yes No
Kensington and Fairfield Yes Yes Yes
Kirkdale Yes Yes Yes
Knotty Ash No No No
Mossley Hill No No No
Norris Green No No No
Old Swan Yes Yes Yes
Picton Yes Yes Yes
Princes Park Yes Yes Yes
Riverside Yes Yes Yes
St Michael's Yes Yes No
Speke-Garston No No No
Tuebrook and Stoneycroft Yes Yes Yes
Warbreck Yes Yes Yes
Wavertree Yes No No
West Derby No No No
Woolton No No No
Yew Tree No No No

Contact us

If you have any questions about this consultation please email ORS or call 0800 324 7005.

Write to Opinion Research Services, Freepost, SS1018, PO Box 530, Swansea SA1 1ZL.