by Ian Shires on 11 October, 2017
Walsall’s private rented sector plays an important part in providing much needed housing across the borough. it accounts for almost 12% (12,615) of the accommodation in the borough.
The borough has been faced with a major increase in private rented accommodation in some areas and it is recognised however, that there are some landlords and agents who either do not provide adequate accommodation or management of their properties.
These properties and poor management have a significant impact on council and partner resources in tackling issues such as anti-social behaviour, dumping of domestic waste, concerns about property condition and harassment and illegal eviction as well as causing health issues for their tenants.
The Labour/Lib Dem controlled cabinet has agreed a range of powers and approaches to tackle many of the issues but the ongoing pressures are such that a new approach; Selective Licensing of private rented properties; has been considered necessary in some parts of the borough where the problems persist, Willenhall being one of them.
A number of drop-in sessions have been arranged for landlords and agents to attend and hear about the plans and be part of the consultation, see below.
Town Centre and adjoining areas map: Willenhall Area.pdf
|1st November||10:00 am to 12 noon and 17:30pm-19:30pm||Willenhall Chart, Community Hub, 19 Gomer St Willenhall WV13 2NS|
|1st November||12.30pm-16:00pm||Willenhall Market, Market Place, Willenhall,WV13 2AA|
|8th November||09:00 pm-16:00pm||Willenhall Market, Market Place, Willenhall,WV13 2AA|
For more detailed information, please see the following link: https://go.walsall.gov.uk/selective_licensing
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