Selective Licensing Consultation
The Council is considering a landlord and tenant friendly Selective Licensing Scheme within parts of the East and West Marsh areas.   It’s intended to tackle the issues of crime, anti-social behaviour and poor housing conditions. We’re consulting with residents of the area, landlords and members of the public so this is an opportunity for you to influence how the scheme will be developed and carried out.  Your views will be considered and will help to shape the decisions made about the scheme.   
We’d like to know about the issues you have experienced in these areas, what you think of the proposal as well as the areas suggested for Selective Licensing. 
For further information please read the attached documents here: https://bit.ly/2NzbQRj

We are also holding drop-in sessions on these dates:

Tuesday 21st January, 5.30pm to 7.30pm, Grimsby Town Hall;

Monday 27th January, 9am to 5pm, Grimsby Town Hall
Are you responding as:
What is your postcode?
If you are a private landlord, letting agent or managing agent, please tell us how many properties you currently own or manage in North East Lincolnshire?
If you own or manage homes in East and West Marsh, please tell us how long you have been a landlord or letting agent there?
If you are a private landlord, letting agent or managing agent, are you a member of any of the following (please select all that apply)
If you are a private landlord, letting agent or managing agent, do you ask for references from prospective tenants? 
We intend to work with landlords and tenants to improve housing conditions and behaviours, helping residents to stay in their properties longer.

To what extent do you agree with this approach?
How well do you feel you understand what we are proposing through selective licensing?

If you would like any further information please click the following link:

https://bit.ly/2NzbQRj
To what extent do you  agree with our proposal to introduce selective licensing in East and West Marsh?
Do you agree with the areas proposed for selective licensing? 

Click here to see the proposed areas on pages 2 & 3.
Are there any other areas you'd like to suggest for selective licensing?
How much of an issue are the following in East and West Marsh?
Highly important
Important
Neither
Less important
Not at all important
Poor housing conditions
Empty homes
Tenants not staying long
A high level of unemployment
People not being able to pay their bills
Problems accessing services e.g. doctors, schools
Ill health
Fly-tipping
A high level of crime and anti-social behaviour
Bad private landlords 
Highly important
Important
Neither
Less important
Not at all important
Bad tenants
If necessary, please provide comments to explain your response.
Do you have any other concerns about East and West Marsh?
Have you experienced the following over the last 12 months in East and West Marsh? (Please select all that apply)
If you own or manage homes in East and West Marsh, have you experienced any of the following issues with your property in the last 12 months? (Please select all that apply)
Have you reported any of the following in the last 12 months in East and West Marsh?
Yes
No
Poor housing conditions
Empty homes
Fly-tipping
Anti-social behaviour
Do you think selective licensing will help...
Yes
No
Don't know
Reduce anti-social behaviour and crime
Improve poor housing conditions
Reduce fly-tipping (including alleyways)
Reduce the number of empty homes
Encourage people to live in their properties longer
 Please tell us how much you agree or disagree with each statement.
Strongly agree
Agree
Neither agree or disagree
Disagree
Strongly disagree
Landlord and agents should be responsible for maintaining their properties in a safe condition
Landlord and agents should be responsible for maintaining the outside of their properties in a good condition
Landlords should provide a professional management service
Landlord and agents should be responsible for taking action against tenants who cause a nuisance or anti-social behaviour
Tenants should be responsible for looking after their property
Tenants should be responsible for paying their rent on time
Tenants should not cause a nuisance to their neighbours
Are there any other comments you'd like to make about selective licensing?
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