Clampdown on unethical landlords consultation nears end

Great Yarmouth Town hall, where the council is based at Picture: James Bass

Great Yarmouth Town hall, where the council is based at Picture: James Bass - Credit: James Bass

There are less than two weeks left to take part in a consultation looking at a landlord regulation scheme in part of Great Yarmouth.

The aim of the Great Yarmouth Borough Council’s proposed Selective Licensing Scheme for the Nelson Ward is to improve housing and social conditions for private sector tenants, while tackling unethical landlords who have an unfair advantage in the market due to their poor practices.

MORE; landlord scheme launchedThe proposal would require landlords of most private rented housing to be licensed and meet conditions around health and safety and standards.

The council would work with partners to deliver the project, carrying out inspections to identify and work with sub-standard landlords and to enforce compliance, with financial penalties for those who break conditions or fail to apply for a licence.

All landlords will be encouraged to join an associated Landlord Support Service to access a range of offers, services and discounts.

Take part in the consultation at www.great-yarmouth.gov.uk/have-your-sayIt closes on Friday, August 24