In areas where there is no real problem with privately rented property a Selective Licensing designation can blight the area’s reputation leading to negative perception of the area and less confident spending.
Local Tradesmen will have less long term business as landlords cutback on improvements to afford the fees or decide to exit the market.
Some Landlords will sell up or retire. Many will stop buying.
Lower Price Pressures - Agents and Landlords will shop around more to get a cheaper price.
Few conversions and refurbishments as Landlords stop investing in new projects and improvements.
Many Tradespeople are small landlords or have friends and familly who are, so will be hit with a double whammy of licensing fees and less business
Firstly please signup to add your voice to the DURHAM PLuSS campaign below, as the more supporters we have the more the council will have to listen to us.
Secondly warn your clients, familly and friends about these costly proposals.
Finally contact your local councillor and MP to raise your concerns, use your postcode and then scroll down to get their details here
You can complete the consulatation documement and object to Selective Licencing here
we will issue homeowners guidance shortly as the questions are very leading so you may wish to wait.
We are asking for property numbers to help show Durham Council we have wide support representing a significant amount of private rental properties. Numbers provided will only be used to generate a total figure and will not be shared or used for any other purpose