Consultation on a citywide Landlord Licensing Scheme

Consultation on a citywide Landlord Licensing Scheme

We are undertaking a 12-week public consultation for a citywide Landlord Licensing scheme, known under legislation as 'Selective Licensing'.

Start Date: 4th March 2019
End Date: 26th May 2019

It is the council’s strong belief that everyone in rented accommodation deserves and has the right to live in a safe and well managed home, no matter what part of the city they live in.

Liverpool has had a citywide Landlord Licensing Scheme since 1st April 2015. The current scheme ends on the 31st March 2020 and it is clear from evidence that whilst a lot has been achieved, there is still much to accomplish.

Through the existing scheme, we have made remarkable progress in ensuring that the legal requirements of the scheme are complied with. This has involved:

  • issuing licences to landlords
  • tackling unlicensed properties
  • ensuring that landlords comply with licence conditions
  • dealing with disrepair and unfit properties
  • addressing anti-social behaviour 

The proposal we are consulting on recommends the continuation of Landlord Licensing for all privately rented properties in Liverpool. This means that all private landlords within Liverpool would still require a licence for each of their rented properties.

Documents we are consulting on

Further information

If you need to know more about this survey, please contact Opinion Research Services using their contact details below.

How to comment

We would like to seek your views on the proposed licensing scheme. Please comment using the button below.

Complete the questionnaire online 

If you would like a paper copy of the questionnaire please contact Opinion Research Services using the contact details below. 

We will also accept written comments by post or email to:

Opinion Research Services
FREEPOST 331018
PO Box 530
Swansea
SA1 1ZL

Telephone: 0800 324 7005
Email: liverpool.licensing@ors.org.uk

What happens to my views?

All questionnaire responses will be processed by Opinion Research Services (ORS), an independent research company.

Only the ORS research team will see your submission. Feedback from individual members of the public will be completely anonymous in ORS’s report of the consultation findings.

What happens next?

We will be holding a series of meetings for landlords in St George's Hall, Liverpool. To register your place at one of the dates below please email liverpool.licensing@ors.org.uk or call 0800 324 7005 and specify your preferred meeting date.

  • Meeting 1 – Thursday 4th April 2019 at 5.30pm.
  • Meeting 2 – Wednesday 15th May 2019 at 5.30pm.
  • Meeting 3 – Thursday 16th May 2019 at 11.30am.