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Back Landlord Licensing in Liverpool

Generation Rent Liverpool supports a landlord licensing scheme for the city.

Our petition has been submitted to the council and we're now awaiting the outcome of their consultation.

We the undersigned support a Landlord Licensing Scheme for Liverpool.

Liverpool has about 100,000 private sector renters and about half of them are students. While there are lots of good landlords, some people are living in very poor conditions, in far worse homes than in social housing, where there are strict decency standards.

We want the Council to have the power to crack down on the poor landlords, raising the quality of homes for the most vulnerable people in Liverpool.

  1. Comprehensive selective licensing will allow Liverpool City Council to know exactly how many private landlords are operating with licenses. In turn this will mean the local authority will be able to use its resources more efficiently to target the smaller number of properties that the Council suspects are unlicensed lets.
  2. Within a licensing scheme, if a poor landlord is enforced against for failing their obligations in one property, all their other properties can be checked, delivering far more efficient use of taxpayer-funded enforcement resources and improvements to quality of life and health for vulnerable tenants.
  3. The conditions proposed for obtaining a license, particularly around property upkeep and health & safety will be important levers for improving living standards in the private rented sector. Conditions that ensure properties are free from pests, remain in a good state of repair and have the appropriate fire safety checks are all important.
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  • Andrew Berry
    signed 2014-06-15 21:18:47 +0100
  • Cora Shafto
    signed 2014-06-15 20:56:41 +0100
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  • Thomas Case
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  • John Tyson-Carr
    signed 2014-06-15 20:28:33 +0100
  • adam de la hay
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  • Carl Nickson
    signed 2014-06-15 16:09:50 +0100
  • Kim Duffy
    signed 2014-06-15 15:18:44 +0100
  • jenny robertd
    signed 2014-06-15 14:42:36 +0100
  • Neil Bowers
    signed 2014-06-15 11:06:11 +0100
  • leigh spurden
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  • James Austin
    signed 2014-06-15 10:06:36 +0100
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  • Daniel Holywell
    signed 2014-06-15 01:09:16 +0100
  • Tom Price
    signed 2014-06-14 21:21:59 +0100
  • Jonathan Felton
    signed 2014-06-14 20:27:46 +0100
    Every property owned by my landlord has mould and infestation, he caters specifically to tenants who he believes to have ‘learning difficulties’ so that they don’t complain about their poor living standards. A licensing scheme would rid the housing market of exploitative scumbags like him.
  • Rachael Riley
    signed 2014-06-14 20:19:07 +0100
  • Iain Barrie
    signed 2014-06-14 19:23:28 +0100
    Iain Barrie
  • Austin Dyer
    signed 2014-06-14 17:48:18 +0100
  • Martin Dobson
    signed 2014-06-14 06:26:10 +0100
  • Michael Sonne
    signed 2014-06-13 23:14:51 +0100
  • Patrick Gould
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  • Gemma Jerome
    signed 2014-06-13 21:41:28 +0100
  • Rebecca Leatherbarrow
    signed 2014-06-13 20:49:31 +0100
  • Thomas Gray
    signed 2014-06-13 19:52:28 +0100
  • Liam Gould
    signed 2014-06-13 17:02:39 +0100
  • Jacob Buckingham
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  • mary freedman
    signed 2014-06-13 16:43:07 +0100
  • Laura Spark
    signed 2014-06-13 15:16:29 +0100
  • Levi Oliver
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  • clare carrick
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  • Ross Campbell
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