Newcastle City Council will launch a consultation on 5 November 2018 on a proposal to introduce a new licensing scheme which will cover up to 18,000 rented properties in the city. Visit Commonplace to register your interest in taking part in the consultation, or attend this event on 14th January 2019. If you have any questions about this, you need the information in another format (such as large print) or you have queries about attending the event, please contact us at LicensingConsultation@newcastle.gov.uk.
The Housing Act 2004 provided councils with the power to introduce licensing of privately rented properties in selected areas. This is with the aim of improving conditions for local tenants and the surrounding community. Selective Licensing requires that within a designated area all private rented properties are licensed. Certain standards and conditions are required to be met in order for a licence to be granted. For further information, please read the General Guide to Selective Licensing. There are currently two areas in Newcastle which are designated selective licencing areas: Byker Old Town and Allendale South