Back our call for a Landlord Licensing Scheme
While many landlords do take care of their properties and tenants, some unfortunately don’t. In Portsmouth, whether you’re a student or a young family, many are renting homes in disrepair. From broken boilers, to dodgy electrics and damp and mould – poor conditions are having a huge impact on our health, livelihoods and safety.
But it doesn’t have to be this way. In other boroughs and cities, councils have used their powers to introduce landlord licensing schemes for private landlords. Landlord licensing schemes increase regulation, drive up standards and tackle poor conditions in rented homes. The scheme allows councils to fine offending landlords.
Locally landlords of shared houses are already regulated in a similar way. They’re required to apply for a licence, which can be revoked if they fail to meet their responsibilities. But the council hasn’t used its powers to extend licensing to all privately rented properties.
Support the campaign to improve conditions in rented homes in Pompey. Sign the petition now, calling on Portsmouth City Council to bring in a landlord licensing scheme.