As we promised in our manifesto, landlords in Croydon are now required to obtain a licence to rent out their properties. The scheme will crack down on rogue landlords and drive up standards in the private rented sector.
However, this scheme is not just about tenants and landlords. On the doorstep many of you have told us how your street is blighted by poorly kept properties. The Landlords’ Licensing Scheme will go a long way towards addressing this.
The scheme now has 25,000 landlords ‘signed up’ as well as ensuring we can work closely with the many excellent landlords across Croydon the scheme has sadly already exposed some of the appalling conditions some people are being forced to live in whilst being charged very high rents, with fines of up to £20k possible under the licensing scheme for those landlords who abuse the system we would hope to a rapid improvement in conditions for many.