Thanet council wins battle to licence landlords. Now, following the High Court ruling, Thanet District Council will go ahead and introduce selective licensing in two of its wards, Margate Central and Cliftonville West. I doubt this will be greeted by those Landlords who rent out unsafe and illegal properties. The Law is sensible in allowing the licences as some properties currently are in a deplorable state and need bring up to a decent standard. This is the first in a process to bring up the standards in those wards where houses of multiple occupation HMO widespread. I know some of the conversions over the years have been appalling and this will allow for accommodation that is often being paid for out of the public purse to be at least to a good standard.
Hopefully TDC will have the teeth to back up the promised bite because some of the flats rented out to people inn Thanet is disgustting and TDC dont enforce their powers now we need to ensure that they do as promised and that we get the standards up in HMO's in Thanet as it stands at the moment it is needed. I note that a spokesman for Southern Landlords Association said “The decision to take Thanet District Council to court had not been
brought lightly. The SLA still considers that the council has not acted
in the interests of the majority of law-abiding landlords or the
residents of the Margate and Cliftonville area.In challenging the decision to introduce selective licensing, the SLA
acted in the best interests of its members in the area who are affected
Well done TDC in its introduction NOW MAKE SURE YOU DONT LET THOSE WHO ARE AFFECTED BY THIS DOWN