Durham County Council (DCC) are proposing to introduce Selective Licencing county wide!
Landlords could have to pay a licence fee of £590 per property!
Tenants could see rent increase by £5 per week!
Many Landlords could sell up. This could trigger falling house prices.
It will be harder for Tenants to find property to rent.
Durham County Council will label where you live an area of
• low housing demand
• anti-social behaviour
• high deprivation
It could put off prospective buyers and drive down house prices! North Ormsby prices fell 22% in the first year!
The scheme, as proposed, will not succeed in any of the claims made by the Council because it is ill thought out, targets the wrong people and massive areas.
However, it will raise £25M that can only be spent on
administration! It is a Job Scheme for Council Officers!