Consultation on proposed selective licensing designation in Liverpool

Start date: Monday 3rd August 2020
End date: Monday 26th 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 Monday 26th 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 privatesector.housing@liverpool.gov.uk 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.

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.

We will be holding a number of landlord events in late September and we will publish details of these on this website.

Further information

If you have any questions about this consultation please email liverpool.licensing@ors.org.uk or call 0800 324 7005.

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